Does it matter what color....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuttyredhead, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    The fake eggs are, or what color the duct tape holding them together is? I am putting plastic easter eggs in the nesting boxes to show my girls what to do! Also i have wood shavings in the coop and in the nest. Is that ok?
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    I also am using plastic easter eggs in our nest boxes they are moving them around the nest every day. we are using yellow i dont think color matters.
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    P.S we are using shavings in the nest boxes also. the waiting is the hardest part.
     
  4. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Woodshavings are fine, as long as they aren't cedar. The fumes from cedar chips are too harsh on their respiratory system.
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I never used any fake eggs in my nests. When the time came the girls all seemed to think that laying in the nesting boxes was the way to go.
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I have used both pine shavings and straw. We all decided that we like straw better. It is easier to clean and fluffier. The cons are that is messier.
     

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