FAKE EGGS ???????

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

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've got golf balls in my nest boxes.
     
  4. oceanbird

    oceanbird Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    Pat
     

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