Sharing a nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EnglishRedneck, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Up to now, 3 of my girls have started to lay, one of them in the morning - but then around lunchtime, 2 of them go up to the coop at the same time, & get in the same nesting box.
    They have a choice of boxes, but prefer to squish into the same box & lay their eggs together.
    Is this unusual ? I must say they do look cute ..
     
  2. jenniferqui72

    jenniferqui72 Just Hatched

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    all 3 of mine that are laying share same box too
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all want the same box, however they won't share. They will wait, sometimes impatiently, for The Box even tho there are others to choose from.
     
  4. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Haha ... thanks. Maybe mine are just too impatient
     
  5. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Haha ... thanks. Maybe mine are just too impatient.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Throw some fake eggs/golf balls in a few of the nests, see if that changes things.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    They all seem to like that one box...It is very normal with first layers...In time they will wait or use another nest to lay...

    Silly birds,

    Cheers
     
  8. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Got fake eggs in the other boxes .. they just ignore them. Maybe one day they wont be able to wait, then go & use the other boxes.
    When all of them start to lay, they will get the hang of it .. Thanks
     
  9. EnglishRedneck

    EnglishRedneck Just Hatched

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    Haha .. giving us such pleasure though. Burt the Rooster is better than a guard dog
     
  10. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 9 hens back in high school, they all laid in two boxes even though I had 6 set up.
     

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