stopped laying in boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nwoods01, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. nwoods01

    nwoods01 Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. nwoods01

    nwoods01 Out Of The Brooder

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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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