Can you use golf balls?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickathon, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. chickathon

    chickathon Chillin' With My Peeps

    135
    5
    93
    Aug 12, 2011
    West Virginia
    I was talking to a friend about my chickens and saying that I needed to order more dummy nest eggs. She said that her dad used golf balls. Is this a good idea? I don't know if the chickens would turn against the nest where they are at. Or will this be fine? Any answers would be welcome.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,570
    32
    163
    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    Yes we use it and it helps keep other hens from breaking eggs too !!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    462
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    Yes golf balls should work fine
     
  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,138
    16
    138
    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    yup i bought a bag of plastic ones at walmart in the golf section. I don't know what there made for there just hollowed out plastic thats shaped like a golf ball. i got a bag of about 10 for like 3 dollars.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    5,428
    706
    306
    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Golf balls, ping pong balls, river rocks, plastic Easter eggs... Doesn't matter. Whatever you have handy that is eggish in shape/size.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    Yup.

    I first put sand in plastic Easter Eggs and glued them shut. I wanted them weightier than light plastic. Then I used golf balls ..... Now I use wooden eggs only because the golf balls hqve gradually disappeared over time.

    I have a friend whose broody hen tried to hatch a small Tupperware container.... :lol:
     
  7. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    My father-in-law uses golf balls when he suspects a snake is raiding his coop.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    There was a thread here a while ago about someone killing a snake that had been raiding a coop and it was full of golf balls along with a few eggs.
     
  9. lahowardjr

    lahowardjr Chillin' With My Peeps

    245
    6
    77
    Aug 15, 2012
    Bache Oklahoma
    The snake was just wanting a caddy job. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by