Do you need to put fake eggs in for the real ones???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gib_577, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. gib_577

    gib_577 New Egg

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    Hello everyone i was just wondering if once you take the real eggs do you need to put fake ones in there place. Thanks
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I leave a golf ball in each nest all the time. Works!
     
  3. 1shelby1

    1shelby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes the golf balls get moved by the girls-!But it works for my girls too(especially the silkies-they are SOOO broody!)
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We only used fake eggs (golf balls) in the nest boxes to teach the girls where to lay their eggs. Once the girls began laying in the boxes, the golf balls were removed, for good.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  5. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    we hava golf balls in all of our nest too. It works!!!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    i have to try the golfball trick because my lay in the run and its annoying squeezing into a 3 foot run to get the eggs
     
  7. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always use golfballs to get my hens to go broody...they don't even know the difference lol
     
  8. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, golf balls: one or two per nest. Always work like a charm.
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any golf balls handy, nor did I want to buy them. I added speckled plastic easter eggs to our nests instead. My daughter put a few rocks in each one for weight. They finally started using the nests instead of the floor of the coop after that.
     

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