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0003982Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Buildings, Generalpublic2011-02-16 22:142012-03-02 22:00
Toady One 
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0003982: Outside Nest Boxes Claimed by Wild Animals
Placed a nest box outside. A wild giant eagle flew in and claimed it. Since the wild animals leave the map, I doubt that particular eagle will return, rendering the box useless to my tame animals.
Place nest box outside in biome with giant eagles.
has duplicate 0004002resolved Dwarfu Wild birds laying eggs in nest boxes. 
has duplicate 0004116resolved Footkerchief Duck attack 
related to 0004001resolved Toady One Zombie hens claiming nests and laying "regular" eggs 
Issue History
2011-02-16 22:14DwarfuNew Issue
2011-02-16 22:14DwarfuTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2011-02-16 22:16DwarfuNote Added: 0015158
2011-02-16 22:17MalicusNote Added: 0015159
2011-02-16 22:18DwarfuNote Edited: 0015158bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0015158#r5741
2011-02-16 22:23DwarfuNote Added: 0015161
2011-02-17 09:31Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2011-02-17 10:34DwarfuRelationship addedparent of 0004001
2011-02-17 11:06FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0004001
2011-02-17 12:37falloutboy778Issue Monitored: falloutboy778
2011-02-17 12:39falloutboy778Note Added: 0015201
2011-02-17 14:08DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004002
2011-02-17 16:08NarosNote Added: 0015217
2011-02-18 02:11FanghornNote Added: 0015229
2011-02-18 06:24xrogaanIssue Monitored: xrogaan
2011-02-18 08:58G-FlexNote Added: 0015240
2011-02-18 17:16janglurNote Added: 0015260
2011-02-18 17:16janglurIssue Monitored: janglur
2011-02-19 12:49nb4estIssue Monitored: nb4est
2011-02-19 13:11Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-19 13:11Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.20
2011-02-19 13:11Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2011-02-19 13:11Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-02-20 12:56nb4estIssue End Monitor: nb4est
2011-02-21 13:33falloutboy778Issue End Monitor: falloutboy778
2011-02-22 14:48Khym ChanurIssue End Monitor: Khym Chanur
2011-03-04 10:22FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004116
2012-03-02 22:00janglurIssue End Monitor: janglur

2011-02-16 22:16   
(edited on: 2011-02-16 22:18)
http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac11/Mondoshawan/heythatsmine.jpg [^]

May be intentional, she laid eggs in it.

2011-02-16 22:17   
A buzzard did similar to my nest boxes (and left a few eggs), but the nest boxes are no longer claimed by it, as it's long gone.
2011-02-16 22:23   
Appears a single giant eagle will claim all available nest boxes. I put two more up there and she claimed all three.
2011-02-17 12:39   
Same happens to me with wild ducks. they keep coming and laying eggs in my nest box.
2011-02-17 16:08   
That's .. kinda what nest boxes are for, isn't it?

It's certainly why I have one on my balcony.
2011-02-18 02:11   
Well, say that again when a Giant Eagle mother claims it. But i also think this is intentional.
2011-02-18 08:58   
Naros: Any animal on the map magically knows where it is and will claim it. If you build a nest box, every freaking duck, turkey, buzzard, etc. (maybe even alligators?) will raid your fortress to lay eggs in them. It's a tad silly.
2011-02-18 17:16   
It should be noted that during a season change boxes that are claimed by a non-present animal will be freed.

The bug also includes dead or slaughtered animals who have claimed a nest, and these DO NOT clear seasonally.