Fake eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrygirl4513, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read posts where people are trying fake eggs in the laying boxes... just where do you get these fake eggs? What are they made of? I've never had to use fake eggs in all the years I've had chickies. I was just curious about them.
     
  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I'm using golf balls.

    You can try the plastic eggs that they sell around Easter time (put some sand in them to give them some weight).

    Or, you can find wooden eggs, which I'm guessing is the more expensive option.
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Try some craft stores.We have a one called Hobby Lobby.I bought some paper mache eggs 3 for a dollar.They also had wooden & porcilein (sp?) eggs,cost more.
    I think McMurray sells some but they want $$$.
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I use wooden eggs from a craft store. They were 50 cents a piece or so.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just use egg shaped rocks [​IMG]
     
  6. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased wooden eggs online from cutler's poultry supply. The website is www.cutlersupply.com
    Their blu-kote is one third the price of Mcmurrays and the wooden eggs were only 90 cents a piece. Shipping was reasonable and i didnt have to go out and hunt down the things I wanted. They had it all. Check it out.

    I havent had a chance to use them because my hens went broody on me so I am waiting to use them.
    Kristyne
     
  7. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine at Cost Plus at Easter (planned ahead for a change). They haven't worked tho - silly girls are laying ON TOP of the nesting boxes![​IMG]
     
  8. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Chalk eggs, old light bulbs, door knobs, golf balls, chickens are not all that bright. My dad used to whittle wooden eggs in his spare time.

    Rufus
     

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