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Very Strange "Stash Nest"!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pollo portero, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. pollo portero

    pollo portero Out Of The Brooder

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    I finally figured out why I wasn't getting so many eggs lately...the girls have been stashing. I couldn't believe the place they picked!
    I had to take a picture and post it for all to see.
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    I sell automotive emblems and script on ebay as my main income and for some reason, the chickens thought the used Pontiac bin would be a great spot! All I can think is..OUCH!
     
  2. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens are dooms day preppers and are stock piling their eggs :)
     
  3. pollo portero

    pollo portero Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the eggs were certainly well-protected! There are some nasty metal pokey things in there...it was no fun trying to retrieve them!
     
  4. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this box even remotely near their nesting box and coop? So funny. What made your girls decide to all of a sudden start laying there?
     
  5. pollo portero

    pollo portero Out Of The Brooder

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    There are actually 12 of these boxes-3 rows of 4 boxes-that are stacked. They are right next to the coop, outside and they are quite deep and darkened. I put new nest boxes IN the coop to give the girls more options, but all 7 insist on using only one particular box. I blocked the emblem box yesterday, but 2 of the girls were so insistent on getting in there (they were VERY upset!), that I relented and opened it back up, but put cardboard down on top of the metal so that the eggs don't break. Weird birds.
     
  6. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just so silly of them. Why would they prefer walking on sharp metal shards when they could walk around in a nest! Weird birds is right. I have one girl who insists on laying in the kids sand box. I used to think that was odd. Until now :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

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