fake eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wally, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Wally

    Wally Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everybody
    Last week I think I remember somebody mention golf balls. Have any of you used them before as fake eggs to help pullets get the idea that the nest is the best place to lay thier eggs? Do they work good?
    Thanks
     
  2. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used golf balls, and my first egg was layed right next to them. I still have them in the nest boxes, hoping that the new girls who will be laying will start out right.

    Jess
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeppers, we use the golf balls too. Helped break one of my NHR's that wanted to lay her eggs on the ground in the coop.
     
  4. San

    San Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use a real fake egg never realized golf balls could work to [​IMG] but my bantam layed her first egg earlier this week and she used the fake egg for a few minutes before she started herself. So I believe it works.
     
  5. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    golf balls do double duty.

    They help hens lay where you want them to

    Keep hens from becoming egg eaters...once they peck at golfballs they don't want to peck eggs anymore! It bounces their little brains unlike fake eggs made of wood, plastic, or filled real eggs.

    Sandra
     

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