Are there more way to fool a chicken into laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vfem, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Well, not fool, but coax them into it? I'm going to try to add golf balls to my pullet's nesting box this evening when she goes back to the coop for the night. I'm just wondering if there are other suggestions?
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008
  2. MarylandChick

    MarylandChick In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2007
    A.A. County MD
    I don't think anything makes them broody besides nature. real eggs and fake eggs. You could try putting a picture of a hen sitting on a nest of chicks inside the coop. Maybe she just needs motivation!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Lay eggs or go broody?

    If go broody, there is not much you can do as it is hormonal. A full nest of eggs can trigger some hormones but don't bet on it.

    As for lay eggs, you can't control when puberty hits a hen without messing with hormones either.

    Just gotta wait.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Nothing you can do will coax them to lay, it doesn't work like that.

    Golf balls just show them where to lay when they start.

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