Laying boxes are now installed. Such a simple, yet important addition to the coop.
There are three laying boxes on each side of the coop. According to several backyard chicken blogs, the rule of thumb is 1 laying box per 2-3 hens. Ray said the girls clucked at him when they went in to inspect.
The boxes are in
Now we must wait patiently
For the hens to lay
Our girls are funny-seems like they all want the same nesting box to lay in! We have 5 boxes & always have about 8 eggs in one, 4 in the other & none in the rest! Only time it’s bad is when they fight & sometimes an egg gets broken! Guess that’s what it’s like having 11 sisters! 😉
Lol! I wondered if that would happen. A few of them get in a scuffle over food scraps so I think we have a power struggle going in.