I finally got around to a simple fix to make higher walls on the nest boxes – just cardboard. Two of the nest boxes never got any use – too exposed. They all squabble over the corner
office box and it gets vociferous. I hear them whining- complaining, indignant, offended, self-pitying, insulted, according to their chickenalities. I’ve been holding in an egg here for ages, and she just barged in here! Get off of me, I was already in here! Take a number! With all I have to put up with around here, all I want is to be able to come in here and peacefully lay an egg, but noooo!Or the other corner. I’ve got a barred rock starting to go broody.
Turns out all they wanted was higher walls, smaller doors. They love the other boxes now, and immediately started laying in them. The volume is down. In fact, the coop tourists (Cheeks and Cleo) are leaving eggs in here now instead of in their “own” coops.