Fake eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by worms7, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2015
    If I put fake eggs in a Nest box
    Say 6 when my chicken goes broody can i swap eggs for fertile eggs
    Cheers Phil
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Yes. IF your hen will go broody?? That is a way a lot try---to encourage broodiness. But if one does go broody--- wait a couple of days to make sure she is staying on the nest and remove any real eggs daily or twice daily----then if she is in a pen with other hens(I properly move all my broody hens to a private pen) you will need to mark ever how many fresh fertile eggs you want her to set on---remove fake, put new under her-----then EVERY day look under her and remove any fresh layed un-marked eggs or you will have a mess if you don't. Good Luck
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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