Waiting in line for the nest box (pix)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebbetzin, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I have only four chickens, and a very small coop, with one nest box, but the girls are very patient.

  2. jlmann

    jlmann Songster

    Mar 3, 2009
    you'll probably hear them clucking at each other as in (hurry up I can't hold it much longer) [​IMG]
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's very beautiful hens [​IMG]
  4. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Quote: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.
  5. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    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!
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    that picture is adorable! Your girls are gorgeous too!! [​IMG] Yes they do cluck at each other as if to say hurry up, I can't hold it any longer, [​IMG] Gotta love our girls!
  7. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Beautiful girls!!!

    There may be another explanation here . . .

    I have one girl who likes to watch. [​IMG]

    It drives the other one nuts because she gets left alone while one is laying and one is watching. I always know when Penny is in the nest box because Ruthie is making a racket!
  8. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    [​IMG] 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.
  9. At least they wait! Mine squeeze in two at time.
  10. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    That is so sweet. I agree, your hens are very pretty, very healthy. [​IMG]

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