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Meaning that they only lay eggs on one side of the chicken coop. I have 6 nesting boxes and they only use 3 that are on the south side. Why don't they make use of the other boxes?
 

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Sometimes when they see an already used nesting box with eggs in it or an actual nest that one of them already made, they find it better and easier to use that one. If you try putting eggs in the other nesting boxes they might start using them.
 

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Or they may not.

Most are surprised to realize that chickens do what they want. Most of the time that means laying in the same nest box of their friends.
I currently have eight, they use three, it's what they do.
 

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I don’t have dividers in my “egg box” but they all lay in one nest. I use shavings on the floor of the indoor portion and add hay for the winter months for warmth. They make a nest and all lay in the same nest and I mess the nest up every day as I push the hay to the outside walls. Every day they make the nest over again in basically the same spot.
I’ll grab a couple pictures today when I go collect the eggs.
 

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I don’t have dividers in my “egg box” but they all lay in one nest. I use shavings on the floor of the indoor portion and add hay for the winter months for warmth. They make a nest and all lay in the same nest and I mess the nest up every day as I push the hay to the outside walls. Every day they make the nest over again in basically the same spot.
I’ll grab a couple pictures today when I go collect the eggs.

 
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