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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:27 pm 
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Does having more nesting boxes than needed in a coup (box to chicken ratio) encourage broodiness?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:29 pm 
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oops coop lol


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:24 pm 
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Nope, doesn't matter how many boxes you have they will all want to lay in the same one :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:21 am 
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Ah yes. Appears to be the case John.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:31 pm 
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But to keep ahead of them, two nestboxes makes it easier if you wish to separate a hen that goes broody and monopolises the space - a mower catcher can be picked up hen and all and moved elsewhere.

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