I am very blessed with pretty hens. The Orpingtons are bright gold in the sunshine. And the Barred Rocks have a slight green tinge in the black of their feathers when they are in the sun. So far they are very healthy and happy.
I have 11 hens right now and while I have plenty of nest boxes, they all want to lay in the same two. Sometimes my hens double up-today I had a silkie and a barred rock in the same nest. They never-I repeat NEVER wait as patiently as the ladies in the picture above! They stand around & cuss at each other. They get loud, too. I dare not translate for you. It's not fit for polite company, let me tell you!
cute pic. i have 19 girls that share one coop. there are 10 nest boxes in there but they refuse to use them all. oh no! they have 3 nest boxes that they use. if they are occupied, the other girls will pace the house until it is empty and then they fight over who is getting in next. it is so funny to watch.