1. Orpingtonlover

    Orpingtonlover Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
    I have a question i just put new nesting boxes in my coup and i was wondering is it true that if you place an egg in there will they really start laying in there because they see the egg? and also is hay in the bottom of the boxes okay??
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Orpington...yes...the fake egg works. I had to do mine that way...works like a charm!
    I use hay in my nest boxes...they seem to prefer it over the pine shaveings.
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Good question, and cool, now I learned something new! Just luv this forum!!! [​IMG]
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    You can use golf balls or white or brown stones if you don't have wooden eggs.
  5. girlsnboys

    girlsnboys Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2007
    Whidbey Island, WA
    I just put a rock, roughly the size and shape of an egg, in each box. They jumped up there, checked them out, rolled them around and then hunkered down on them. And yes, they are now laying in those boxes.
  6. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2007
    hi i just wanted to say i also use hay and you can get some fake eggs at your feed store:cd

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