Category / nesting boxes

July 27, 2012
Sunshine Is there such a thing as egg laying etiquette?  I’ve often wonder about this. I have heard stories of hens lining up just to lay their eggs in a favorite box, each patiently waiting until the hen in front of them has had her turn.  Often in our nesting boxes, I will discover two chickens…

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June 2, 2012
December 3, 2011 I love it when Tilly runs into the coop from the run when she hears me fiddling with the latch on the nesting boxes. Here she greets me as I open up the nesting boxes to check for freshly laid eggs. I am away for a few days spending time with my…

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December 3, 2011
Fifi Fifi is over being broody!  It seems as though this little fluff ball had been broody for over a month.  During these past couple of days, I could see the veil lifting.  She has been first with Feathers to jump out the coop door in the morning and I began to find her spending…

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August 3, 2011
Well, thanks to rugosarosefarm the case of the mystery egg has been solved.  Thanks to her investigative assistance, she quickly tracked down the guilty chicken.  I am so very lucky to have such wonderful followers.  Apparently, Dottie Speckles is the owner of the egg!  Little did I know, that Silver Laced Wyandottes can start laying…

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March 26, 2011
Meesha and Autumn are broody.  They have both been broody for about 2 weeks now.  This week, they have earned themselves the nickname, The Evil Broody Twins.  As they perch upon empty invisible eggs, their wrath is apparent when you even whisper their names. They spend most of their day in the boxes, as expected. …

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March 21, 2011
Well, the girls must know Spring is in the air.  Except for Dolly with her new brood of seven chicks, all of my Silkie Bantams are experiencing degrees of broodiness.  Yesterday, Meesha and Autumn monopolized two of the nesting boxes.  Today, Feathers joined them occupying all three.  Tilly has taken on the role of nesting box…

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