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Fridge egg to encourage layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LuvinMyPeeps, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you put a store bought egg from your fridge (after it hits room temperature) in the next box to encourage hens to lay their first egg? I won't leave it in for more than 1-2 days, would that be okay?

    I am getting sooo impatient waiting.....it's killing me....... ;-)
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Probably a better choice than a frig. egg would be golf balls or plastic easter eggs. Can't get broken like a real egg can.
     
  3. Giddyup

    Giddyup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about using it for the first egg...but when ours tend to hide theirs we hard boil one, mark it with a big X and put it in the nest box. Won't get messy when it breaks.

    When we put plastic eggs in...they rolled them out![​IMG]
     
  4. mlmadura

    mlmadura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm gonna try that too - i didnt think about a boiled egg
     

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