FAKE EGGS ???????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by josh, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. josh

    josh Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    Do you all put fake eggs in your nest boxes to get your hen to lay in them? I was going to buy some but I only need 3 not a dozen. Was woundering if I needed to do this and if so what else I could use beside a wooden or plastic egg.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Some use light bulbs and golf balls. I got two wooden eggs from the craft store... and it has been picked up a few times with the rest of the eggs by my little brother. [​IMG]
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    i've got golf balls in my nest boxes.
  4. oceanbird

    oceanbird In the Brooder

    May 11, 2007
    I put old golf balls and plastic easter eggs- they move them all around. I have one hen that is broody so even when I take all of the eggs she still has something to sit on.
  5. josh

    josh Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    I have used golf balls before. I was thinking of using plastic easter egg. Do you use colored easter eggs or do you paint them??
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I use an egglike rock that I happened to find in the horse paddock. Very realistic, and works very well.


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