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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jadude, Sep 7, 2008.
can you put an easter egg in the nest box to encourage your hens to lay
Yes - or golf balls!!!
I imagine that would work just fine. I think I would glue it shut just so they can't peck it open though.
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...???
We even used colored plastic golfballs - they couldn't tell the difference! But it worked!
LOL!! Great to know that!!!!
I guess they know some chickens lay "colored" eggs and get their hopes up??!!
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
Huh-can chickens see in color?
maybe they don't notice the color of the plastic egg.
I use easter eggs for decoys in my hens nests. Works great I use the invisible tape and tape it together.
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.