Golf balls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patoot, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Patoot

    Patoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just built 2 nest boxes and put 3 golf balls in each. Is that what I'm supposed to do? The balls have some writing on them. Not sure that matters.

    Bree
     
  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Yeah, that is what you are supposed to do. I think. I read that anything round and egg-sized will do. I don't think the writing will matter. They don't care.
     
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Yep...I used golf balls in my nest boxes and "knock on wood" the girls have laid in the boxes all but a couple of times.

    Now about the writing on the golf balls... depends....


    [​IMG] Can your chickens read?

    And...

    [​IMG] Do any of them know anything about golfing?

    [​IMG]


    Sorry I'll be quiet now.... [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Writing doesn't matter; chickens aren't much for reading. And you only need one golf ball per nest. If there are two or more, the foot traffic might knock the golf balls against the eggs and crack 'em.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Writing only matters if the chickens prefer Tiger to Phil--in which case you need to use Nikes rather than Callaways. [​IMG]
     
  6. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using golf balls and they are working well! My chickens seem to appreciate the reading material, so I'm going to try to find some different golf brands and keep them changed up. [​IMG] Also thinking about using shredded newspaper for nesting. You know. For the reading. [​IMG]
     
  7. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My chickens enjoy the crossword when nesting. [​IMG]

    On the serious side, golf balls work well. I have two in each nesting box, the hens will carefully tuck them under themselves while they are laying.
     
  8. Dark Dozens

    Dark Dozens Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are still young, only 16 weeks old. But I just placed 2 golf balls in each nest to get them thinking right. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
     

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