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I was wondering how many easter eggs for my EE's per box I should put in there.  Any ideas?  A lot, a little, I doesn't know!

My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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post #2 of 7

I just threw one or two in each box.  The hens will peck at it and "play" with it and hopefully will lay their eggs in the box and no not to peck their own.

Mom with an awesome hubby, 5 incredible children, 1 independent cat, 20 skeeter eating fish, 20 adorable chickens, 2 lazy ducks and looking for a tiny yorkie and a farm to live on. 
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Mom with an awesome hubby, 5 incredible children, 1 independent cat, 20 skeeter eating fish, 20 adorable chickens, 2 lazy ducks and looking for a tiny yorkie and a farm to live on. 
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post #3 of 7

I think that the nest egg should have the weight close to a real egg cause if it is too light they will keep tossing it out of the nest . Not a good habit when the real eggs come.

"Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten"
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"Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten"
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post #4 of 7
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What should I put in their to make them heavier? I am going to tape them so they hopefully won't break them. Any suggestions?

My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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post #5 of 7

I took 2 of the plastic pull apart Easter eggs and filled them with some dirt/gravel just enough to make them about the same weight as a real egg.  Put 2 in each nest and my 18 week old pullets went right to the nests and laid.

Good luck!

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Cool thanks for the information, plenty of dirt and gravel here! Well time to get started be back on later.

My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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My Family includes my Husband Shawn, 2 children Logan age 6 Allison age 3,a goldfish,5 dogs,3 cats, 6 peeps  and 10 barred rock hens, 7 EE hens and 4 roos..  The beginning of a mini farm! 2 Royal Palm turkeys and 3 ducks.
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post #7 of 7

I've heard of using both golf balls and fake eggs.  hu  I didn't use either.  idunno Had been told that the golf ball thing didn't work for a friend of mine.  hu  SO,  I boiled a few store bought eggs marked them with a ??  And placed them in every other nesting box.
  And 3 days later one of our chickens  layed our 1st egg.   ya
I waited till I got 3 brown eggs then removed the seed eggs as I called them. Didn't want them to go bad sickbyc
The hard boiled were white our chickens lay brown, which I found out with the 1st one.  clap  So it was easy to tell. 

Hey good luck on which ever way you try.  Let us know how it works out ya 
Nothing better than your own home grown breakfast. woot

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Feeding 1Frazzle Roo,1Polish Roo, Cuckoo Marans, RIR,Buff Orps,21 assorted chicks, 10 Rouen Ducks, Duck eggs hatching ,6 horses, 3 dogs, 3 frogs,  1 DH & 1 DGS.  Greenhouse Open every minute of it  

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