Remove partitions to prevent overcrowding
QSeveral of my hens like to use the same nestbox, resulting in broken eggs. What can I do?
Victoria says: Even if enough perfect nestboxes are provided, some hens like to copy the alpha hen and use the same one. The general rule is one box per four hens, so allow 35x35cm for large fowl laying hens. If the hens are crowding into one box, remove all the partitions between the boxes so that there is one long communal box and then there will be plenty of room for everyone without them squashing all the eggs.