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Nest box crowding

new nest box with metal roof

Why are we making yet another new nest box?

We moved all the laying hens into one coop due to overgrazing of a pasture.

Anna noticed one hen trying to sit on her sister who was trying to lay an egg. This new double sitter should fix that problem.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I have 18 girls with 10 nests, wife didn't want any overcrowding. So far I have harvested from only two nests. It isn't uncommon for me to see three girls in favorite nest with nine empty.
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