Golf balls?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Smiley Chicks, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Smiley Chicks

    Smiley Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone told me to put a golf ball in each nesting box. They said so chickens won't peck the eggs and they'll know where to lay...should do or shouldn't do?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Are your hens laying elsewhere? One of my first hens decided that laying in an outside sink was a good idea, so before she actually played, i would pick her up out of the sink and put her in the nest - she soon got the idea and used the nests. If your hens are laying outside the coop, then try keeping them in the coop until midday. By that time they should have layed and it will encourage them to use the nests.

    CT
     
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  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Using golf balls or even plastic Easter eggs is a very common way of telling your hens "this is where the eggs go" so if your girls are laying elsewhere, try them in the nesting box to see if that helps.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Golf balls usually work - if perchance the hens manage to hatch a few - the top brands can sell for $ 1. each much better than the price of chicken eggs.[​IMG]
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good one DD!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    LOL! Welcome to BYC, Smiley Chicks. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've always used either golf balls or ceramic eggs in my nesting boxes and they have worked great. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  10. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked with the first hens that i ever bought
     
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