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boiled eggs as "fake"?

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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?

 

Thanks,

DrCB

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I wouldn't, they could get cracked easy and get eaten, then you will have egg eaters.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Unfortunately there is no way to know how long you will need the "bait" in the nest, so using artificial items is best, imo, to avoid the issues of breakage, etc.

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