Will someone please explain to me

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    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. [​IMG]



  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    [​IMG] Mine will fight for the one best box. All except one hen, who will lay her egg in the middle of the run!
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I once had 5 at once in one box. No clue why they do it. But it has to uncomfortable!!!!
  4. perolane

    perolane Songster

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

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Hormones? that can sure make me irrational.
  6. Fluffy2

    Fluffy2 Chirping

    May 21, 2011
    SF East Bay, CA
    [​IMG] Hormones was my first thought for some reason! ha ha [​IMG]
  7. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Broody flash-mobs? Take away their cellphones.

    Off topic: Hey! Saddina's back!!!
  8. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    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! [​IMG]
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Because they can [​IMG]
  10. memiller123

    memiller123 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    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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