Fake eggs---where would I get such a thing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grullablue, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you read my previous post, I'm hoping to try anything reasonably possible to avoid getting rid of our egg-eating hens. I did manage to get 3 eggs today, but they still ate some....and there have been golf balls in the nestboxes since Saturday. I haven't seen them pay any attention to the balls at all. Of course, they don't really look like eggs at all. I thought about painting some of my son's camoflauge plastic easter eggs white, but it takes very little to break them open, and they probably woudln't do much good as simulating a 'real' egg except looks....

    So where can I find these fake eggs? I'm nearly at a loss with these girls...and am hunting down things to cover the openings of the nest boxes to make them dark inside to try that too. The purpose of spending the enormous amount of time and money building this nice coop for them was so we could have eggs....and if they're eating them, well, that sort of defeats the purpose of having them! But, my biggest problem would be finding someone who would want 9 egg eating leghorns.... I don't think I could kill them myself...... although every day I do feel like ringing their little necks.....lol

    Angie
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Craft stores have wooden ones you can paint or leave natural. I have the plastic eggs and I put sand in them and superglue them together. Works fine.
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think eggcartons.com has them or you could try hobby lobby.
    you could also modify your nesting boxes to have the eggs roll out of their reach.
     
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought ceramic ones at Hobby Lobby for .98/ea.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Angie - i am so sorry for your problem. Egg-eating is a very difficult problem to overcome, and many times impossible. As for the fake eggs, i have found them at every feed store i have been to. Have you checked your local stores?

    Good luck!

    Colleen
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I bought wooden ones from a craft store for less than a buck each.
     
  7. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't realize I could just pick them up at a craft store! I know where I'm going tomorrow! Then just paint 'em and throw them in! I know I'm probably fighting a losing battle here, but I'd like to try! With all the $$ we've put into these girls...I just don't know if we could buy the kinds of nestboxes people speak of.... and not sure how we'd make them. Hubby and I were talking about it, but figure we wouldn't be able to use bedding in it...and then they'd lay on the floor...or.... with all the time involved in that.....it's time we just don't have. I don't think that's an option. Hubby's the builder...and he has no time..... and we just can't buy them...I looked and for the cost to buy, we'd just start over I'm afraid.
     
  8. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got plastic ones in the kids section at Walmart, they were very cheap and held silly putty!
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I got a couple ceramic ones at a Cracker Barrel resturant. But, shoot, I paid a good bit more than 98 cents, and the hens weren't impressed either!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  10. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got mine for about .50 each at Hobby Lobby when unpainted wooden shapes were for sale half off. They are almost exactly the same size as the regular eggs from the store. I have left them natural. I think for cleaning ease, I might get DH to seal them
     

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