same nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eliss18, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. eliss18

    eliss18 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2008
    another question.

    my chickens also insist on laying in the same box. even though they both have their own box.

    niether seem to have a problem with it?

    does anyone know why this might be happening?
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    2 reasons 1 they like the same nestbox.2they see 1 in the nestbox an they decide they want tobe in there to.
  3. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    LOL...i have 2 hens leave their coop during the day and lay in another nest in the other coop....4 hens laying in one nest. Makes picking up eggs easier that way![​IMG]
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    all 6 of my laying hens lay in the same box....... I gave up trying to stop them [​IMG]
  5. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    Southeastern Ma.
    20 hens---8 boxes----they only use 3. usually 2 hens at a time crammed in each box!
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    we have 4 nest box and most of the time all the eggs are in 2 of them 4-5 eggs in each box. That is just sisterly love sharing space!!!! sorry can't spell taday I had to edit!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008

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