Golf Balls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by loweman8, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. loweman8

    loweman8 New Egg

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    I have a mature flock of birds (12 total) that I have had together for about a month. They are all supposedly laying, but my egg count while over 100 for the month( not complaing yet) is ok , it is very sporadic 1 one day 8 the next , then 5 then 2 and so on. Does anyone think putting a few golf balls in the nest boxes might encourage more laying? Do chickens have to lay a egg if one is ready to come out or can they hold on too it till they want to lay it?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Well, they can't make themselves lay. It would be kinda like a woman controlling uh.. things. Or being able to hold off on having a baby. The golf balls do encourage them to lay where the golf balls are though, and if you've got some, it won't hurt.
     

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