stopped laying in boxes

nwoods01

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 16, 2011
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I have had my chickens for a year now they always laid in the nesting boxes, all of a sudden they make a nest in the corner of the coop and lay there now. I don't know what happened or why. I do have a rir hen in 1 box(broody since june) I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not.
 
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Impress

Songster
8 Years
Jun 4, 2011
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Gray, TN
Is that broody RIR on eggs are are you just letting her sit there thinking she is hatching eggs? Broody hens can be mean, I understand your other girls wanting to stay far away from her.
 

nwoods01

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 16, 2011
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She is not on eggs, I did let her hatch 3, they hatched back in June. She got out for a couple weeks then went back broody. I take her out of the box a couple times a day but she goes straight back to box, I have noticed when she is out she runs crazily towards other hens.
 

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