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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kasiesmith, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. kasiesmith

    kasiesmith In the Brooder

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    I put some golf balls in my nesting box today, how long will it take before my hens get the concept if they do? Should I leave the balls in the nesting box until the lay or take them out in a few days?
     

  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    Mine started laying 3 weeks ago and I still have the golf balls in the boxes I plan to leave them in there until they all get the drift, it won't hurt leaving them in there.
     
  3. kasiesmith

    kasiesmith In the Brooder

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    Perfect thank you!!
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    I would leave them in the place you most want them to lay eggs. They don't know the difference between a golf ball and an egg and the golf balls in the nest will signal the pullets or hens that - that location is a great spot to lay an egg.

    Caroline
     
  5. kasiesmith

    kasiesmith In the Brooder

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    Great, thank you. I have 5 hens , I am hoping they will all lay around the same time.
     

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