Fake eggs in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by white guinea333, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. white guinea333

    white guinea333 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of using some fake eggs in my bantam hen nesting boxes. Does anyone have experience with this and/or know how to make some bantam sized fake eggs?
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used golf balls.
     
  3. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think the size of the "eggs" matters much to them. I used golf balls in my nest box.
     
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    My nests have 2 permanent ceramic eggs in each box.
     
  6. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always used ping pong balls. Cheaper than golf balls and a little smaller if you are concerned about size. [​IMG] Got a pack of six at the store for like two bucks.
     
  7. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a golf ball and a ceramic egg in each nesting box. My hens have always dutifully laid their eggs in these nesting boxes. I really don't know if the decoy eggs did any good or not, but I figure they couldn't hurt.
     

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