I read the threads concerning using golf balls and other items as fake eggs to encourage hens as to where to lay.
My hens are approx. 25 weeks old and have yet to lay. I am considering the use of a boiled egg in a nest box - will this suffice as a fake egg? I don't intend to let it stay there and rot, but just serve as encouragement as to where to lay.
Do you advise the use of a boiled egg as a fake?