should i take the favorite nest away?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chkinut, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. chkinut

    chkinut Songster

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    hi guys! i have 4 girls who are laying (2 just started laying a couple weeks ago). all 4 of them want the SAME nest, and i know there's not a lot i can do about that. and i wouldn't mind if they all wanted the same didn't make them extremely LOUD!!! today i had 3 chickens who were doing the egg song cuz there was a girl using the favorite nest and the other 3 were MAD!! even my sweet quiet EE was egg-songin-it! and i live in town and i do NOT want neighbors to complain. hubby is actually getting ready to build me a new coop, but it probably won't be done or a month or so....but in the mean time i was wondering if i should take away the favorite box in hopes of stopping all this LOUD fighting over the same "toy"?

  2. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2011
    I wouldn't recommend it. Taking it away might make them even louder because they want it. And they want it NOW. [​IMG]

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