easter egg in coop!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jadude, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you put an easter egg in the nest box to encourage your hens to lay
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
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    Yes - or golf balls!!!
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I imagine that would work just fine. I think I would glue it shut just so they can't peck it open though.
     
  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO--
    I don't think it'll work unless it's white or brown (??)--
    I'm not sure they would recognize it as an "egg" if a bright color and may just ignore or even "play" with it...???
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    We even used colored plastic golfballs - they couldn't tell the difference! But it worked!
     
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!! Great to know that!!!!
    I guess they know some chickens lay "colored" eggs and get their hopes up??!!
    LOL!
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i usd the little plastic eggs that the kids get at easter and i put sand in them to weigh them down so they would not poop out of the nest...i glued them shut and within a few days i had no more eggs on the floor
     
  8. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Huh-can chickens see in color?

    maybe they don't notice the color of the plastic egg.

    hsmamma:p
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    I use easter eggs for decoys in my hens nests. Works great I use the invisible tape and tape it together.
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Quote:Wow, i never thought of this I have had to replace the easter egg back into the nest atleast twice weekly. Thanks for that I know what to do now.
     

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