Why are they all fighting for the same nestbox????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5/7 girls laying now, and we have 4 nestingboxes, and they all pretty much want only one of the boxes!! We have been finding some of the eggs kicked out of the box because of their wanting it. WHY????
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You could put in 20 nestboxes and they will still do it. I've referreed more nestbox fights than I can count.
     
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:prime real estate

    block that box off and make them choose another ... and a few days of laying in the new egg box --- open the old box and maybe some will stay and others will go back to the old favorite
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    They like what they like. Can't explain it. Sometimes, I find anywhere from 5 to 10 eggs in 1 nesting box. Who knows.
     

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