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Please don't laugh at this, but my kids and hubby wanted to know if we need to put a brown fake egg in our nesting boxes since all of our girls are brown egg layers.  I told them I didn't think it mattered as some people use the bright fake plastic ones.  They still wanted me to check with the experts here.  Also, when and if do you need to put one in? Our girls are at least 3 weeks out, I'm guesstimating.

My entourage - 1 Australian Shepherd, 1 Malamute, 1 Black Australorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Red Sex Link,  and 1 Easter Egger, 3 kids (2 still at home), and an indulgent hubby
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My entourage - 1 Australian Shepherd, 1 Malamute, 1 Black Australorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Red Sex Link,  and 1 Easter Egger, 3 kids (2 still at home), and an indulgent hubby
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You can tell your kids and hubby that one of the 'experts' agrees with you.  :lol:  I once had a mallard/Muscovy mule that went broody.  I knew that she was sterile and very unlikely to even produce eggs.  When I found her nest she was setting on 3 apples.  Yep, I gave her some fertile eggs.

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You can tell your kids and hubby that one of the 'experts' agrees with you.  :lol:  I once had a mallard/Muscovy mule that went broody.  I knew that she was sterile and very unlikely to even produce eggs.  When I found her nest she was setting on 3 apples.  Yep, I gave her some fertile eggs.

:gig  That about sums it up!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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By the way, you do know the definition of expert?

 

ex - past tense

 

spurt - a little drip under pressure

 

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