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Where does one find the fake eggs people use to teach their layers to lay in the nestboxes and not their food dish, the dog's house or the compost bin?  I looked on eBay and only came up with real eggs for hatching.

post #2 of 26

ebay has the ceramic eggs too...

BUt you can find wooden ones in craft stores, ceramic ones at the feed store, or just get a small tub of golfballs at Walmart.

Laree 
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post #3 of 26

Personally I use rubber eggs as they are just the right weight, wash easily, warm easily, and so realistic that my husband has put them in the tray for eating.....OH dear.


Sandie

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When I was little, my parents found a salt shaker that was vaguely egg shaped.  The hens sat on it no problems.  We learned that plastic Easter eggs, even filled with sand, evetually became brittle and broke.

My brother got a handful of golfballs and he's been using those in his hen nests.

Last year, knowing I'd have laying hens, I looked for eggs at Easter time at drug stores and the Dollar Tree.  I was using two glass eggs and a stone egg until my broody hen decided to try to hatch them.  I brought the three fakes in the house and Ms. Broody is now hopping off the nests.  I hope she'll start laying again soon.

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Born in SC, living in VA near NC. Mother of 3 human children and lots of Feathered Babies! Wife to a fantastic, patient Husband (who finally admits some of these birds have personality)!  There is no such thing as coincidence.  God has a sense of humor.  You have been warned!
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golf balls work nice.  My broody was dedicated for a week, but then decided there was no life in them and kicked them out of the nest.

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Avatar is a "feathered" lobster from a very deep part of the ocean.
Currently Buckeye LF, BBS Ameraucana LF, Speckled Sussex LF, and the odd Delaware, Welsummer, Jaerhon, and/or Buff Brahma Bantam.  We want SQ Speckled Sussex LF, please contact me. 

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post #6 of 26
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Oh wow, I didn't even think of some of those options!  Cool, thanks everyone!

post #7 of 26

you can get wooden eggs for 1.00 ea from mypetchicken.com

i'd have more to say but everyone else on here said those ideas already smile

Bantam Cochins; Lemon Blue & Lemon splash (Frizzle and Smooth), mille fleur/calicos, and a mixed color flock

Bantam Ameraucanas; Lavenders

Bearded Silkies; Black, White, Buff, and Partridge.

 

www.chicksnsprouts.com

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Bantam Cochins; Lemon Blue & Lemon splash (Frizzle and Smooth), mille fleur/calicos, and a mixed color flock

Bantam Ameraucanas; Lavenders

Bearded Silkies; Black, White, Buff, and Partridge.

 

www.chicksnsprouts.com

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We found a vaguely egg shaped rock and then wrapped it in papier mache to make it more egg like.  Our first egg was laid today right where it was supposed to be!

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post #9 of 26

I get eggs laid wherever I have a white golf ball, but for some reason, the girls are not willing to lay eggs in the nest with the YELLOW golf ball.   I'll probably take it out this weekend.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by pgpoultry 

Personally I use rubber eggs as they are just the right weight, wash easily, warm easily, and so realistic that my husband has put them in the tray for eating.....OH dear.


Sandie


Where do you get rubber eggs??? I've never heard of them.
I usually buy the wood ones at the craft store. I think they were $.79 a piece or a bag of a dozen for around 6 bucks.

I'm looking for some nice looking (show quality) mille fleur OEGBs. Any one have chicks or hatching eggs, please let me know price with shipping to zip 56347. Any adults within driving distance would be even better. Thanks!

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I'm looking for some nice looking (show quality) mille fleur OEGBs. Any one have chicks or hatching eggs, please let me know price with shipping to zip 56347. Any adults within driving distance would be even better. Thanks!

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