How many fake eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by squeakyballs, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading on here that giving the silkies fake eggs to incubate might encourage them to go broody.

    How many fake eggs (golf balls) should I put in the nest box? Like, how many will make their little brains go "oh! I should sit on these!" ?
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    With a silkie, ONE..................Ive had some try to hatch out rocks................
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks 92caddy :)

    I've had the two silkies for 2 weeks and they have laid 6 eggs between them, but still no broody :-(

    But, one is molting and the other is growing back the missing tail feathers. So maybe that is why. :)
     

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