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Sitting in the nest box??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixiedoodle, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    It was dark all the chickens were on the roost except for a RIR hen--who was in the nest box..she lays very late! Will she stay in there all night or will she finish laying and get on the roost?? Should I go out and put her on the roost???

  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    She is probably sleeping in the nest box. Our chickens tend to prefer sleeping in a nest box rather than on the roost. We finally had to make a way to close the nest boxes so they could not sleep in them.
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    No, she doesn't sleep in the nest box...She usually lays just before 7 which is now 6 and it's raining cats and dogs so---it was completely dark before 5:45....Poor thing.. I am off to see if she can get moved...

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