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Using golf balls for fake eggs

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I have a flock of 10 hens all about 20 weeks old I heard if you put fake eggs it will help them to start laying I found some but there were only 2 per package and 6.00 a set so I read on here that you can use golf balls. Is this true? 5 out of the hens have bright red crowns and the other are a pale red/pink. How soon do you think they will start laying?? Help
post #2 of 7

I have also read that golf balls work but I have not personally used them..

 

When their combs turn bright red(like you said) they are very close to laying!! Any day now!

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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post #3 of 7

My chickens new the difference between the golf ball and just kicked them out of the nesting boxes.

5 dogs, 4 cats, 15 chickens, a lot of fish, 4 mandarin ducks, 2 parakeets, and 10 baby quail

 

Don't try to rush yours or our lives living is a gift worth enjoying;)

 

I like anime, animals, food, and my life full of mystery and surprises!

 

 

 

 

sounds a little cheesy.... huh :|

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5 dogs, 4 cats, 15 chickens, a lot of fish, 4 mandarin ducks, 2 parakeets, and 10 baby quail

 

Don't try to rush yours or our lives living is a gift worth enjoying;)

 

I like anime, animals, food, and my life full of mystery and surprises!

 

 

 

 

sounds a little cheesy.... huh :|

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post #4 of 7

The fake eggs (golf balls) seem to work in most cases but, if the pullets are not close to laying  it's not going to speed up things.

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post #5 of 7
I used golfballs in my hen boxes. Worked great. After all my girls had been laying for a month or so they started kicking out the balls so I just removed them then.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #7 of 7

I used golf balls and actually still use one. All of my girls prefer to lay with it then in the other nesting boxes. 

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