Will someone please explain to me

CityGirlintheCountry

Green Eggs and Hamlet
12 Years
Jul 7, 2007
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why broody hens INSIST on sharing one nest box? Nevermind that there are tons of nest boxes available. We must all sit in the same one. I wouldn't care except that it is 95 degrees outside and humid. They are going to stroke out!
While you are explaining, will someone also explain why they won't go broody when the weather is nice out? They only want to go broody when it is hot as hades outside or when it is 23 degrees outside.






 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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Mine will fight for the one best box. All except one hen, who will lay her egg in the middle of the run!
 

perolane

Songster
9 Years
Jun 20, 2010
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Can't help you...got 6 of my own doing the same darn thing!!!
6 of them stacked up like a totem pole in one box...broody buster cage ain't working here!
 

Laurajean

Slightly Touched
9 Years
Apr 2, 2010
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I don't know, mine have never done it, but I got a good laugh looking at those silly chickens trying to incubate each other!
 

memiller123

In the Brooder
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May 3, 2009
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If one hen sits in one nest box, by golly, that must be the best one there is and so they all figure they need to be in it. Mine were all laying in one box. Then I put golf balls in each of the boxes and most of them now lay in different boxes. So you might want to try golf balls or fake eggs in each of the other boxes to encourage them to go to the others.
 

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