Fake egg or nest egg - how long to keep it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick4chix, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long should I keep the nest egg (the fake egg) in the nest after they start laying?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Until one of your hens goes broody and tries to hatch it.[​IMG]
     
  3. animal_lover03

    animal_lover03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After all of them know where to lay you dont need it.
     
  4. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks - I'm only on egg number 7 as of today with the girls at 22.5 weeks old. I have two nests- 5 eggs were laid in one and 2 in the other. Both nests have faux eggs in them so I wondered if I should remove or not- thanks for the advice. I'll leave them until they go broody or all are laying. If I am lucky enough to get a broody- I will have to order some fertile eggs since I am in the city and
    roosterless [​IMG] but that would be a fun project.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I keep one golf ball in all of the nests.... been that way for over a year.
     

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