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adding a egg to a new nest

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tav1, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a thread saying that when you have new hens put an egg or golf ball in the new nest and
    that tells them where to lay. if your hens lay brown eggs does it matter if I put a white egg
    in there or does it have to be brown? golf balls are white also.
     
  2. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it does not matter. Anything that looks like an egg will do. I put white golfballs in my nest boxes when my hens, who lay brown and green eggs, began to lay. I have never had an egg not layed in the nest. [​IMG] If you want you can buy fake eggs that look exactly like real eggs and come in brown, but that is not necessary.
     
  3. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they started laying a few today with out the fake egg.
     
  4. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did they lay in their nesting box?
     
  5. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup .....1 st. egg and the 2nd egg I video on my phone .....caught her in the act.
     
  6. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!
     
  7. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you post the video?
     

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