Gargoyle

Chiseler
Apr 13, 2011
4,179
5,896
522
Fox Valley, IL
My Coop
We have two hens; big momma is perhaps a year old, little momma is 8 months old. In the coop we set up four nesting boxes with a plastic egg in each one, but they always use the same nest to lay.

A couple times we've rearranged things, and they switched nest, but still shared the same one. We've moved the plastic eggs out of their nest of choice, so they see more options in the other nests, but that didn't do anything. They don't lay at the same time, so I haven't seen two of them in there at once. Is little momma just following the lessons that big momma teaches her?

Is this common?
 

pgpoultry

Songster
10 Years
Oct 16, 2009
2,290
37
191
Wales
I have three hens who lay together (on the dog's bed!) and currently the middle one of this trio is broody.
 

sparkles2307

Terd of Hurtles
11 Years
Oct 23, 2008
6,025
13
251
Northwestern Minnesota
I have 4 hens that have been religiously setting on one nest.... they should hatch soon, I wonder who will claim the babies.

I also have a chochin whos gone broody on the floor in the doorway without any eggs... and every time I toss her out she comes right back in.

Love those chooks.
 

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