Finally have eggs! Now what? Decoys?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chantald, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hens have started laying.. yay! I got 2 eggs today!!

    Do I need to leave a decoy? I took both eggs and we ate them for breakfast.. was that wrong?? [​IMG]
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have a golf ball that stays in the nest. Not all my girls are laying, so I plan on leaving it there until they have all been laying for at least a couple weeks.
     
  3. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have the golf balls too and I will leave them in till everyone is laying.
     
  4. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I need a golf ball?? What if I don't have one.. [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    You can use plastic eggs (from easter baskets), wooden eggs, ping pong balls, or clay eggs.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    You can use any round or oval object close to the size of an egg. Some people use plastic eggs.
     
  7. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol.. I hope they don't mind bright blue. It was the only plastic egg near a real egg size that I could find..

    Will I have to do it for every nest box and for how long?
     

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