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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hunter109, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. hunter109

    hunter109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wondering where you get fake eggs at so the chickens will not just use the one nesting box jw
     
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use golf balls as 'fake eggs.' It may or may not result in your chickens using the other nest boxes. We reduced our flock to just 7 hens (from 50) and they have their choice of 8 nest boxes. They ALL use the same one or two ... though which one sometimes changes. Even when we had 50, not all the boxes got used.
     
  3. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure where to get fake ones unless you want easter eggs (just don't let the kids find em lol) but i have heard golf balls can work too.
     
  4. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just use some plastic Easter eggs. If you don't have any of those around, the golf ball solution is good, and a ping pong ball would probably also work.
     
  5. hunter109

    hunter109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats cool i will have to try them all so what was the resoults you all have with them
     
  6. ronikins

    ronikins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used golf balls. Worked like a charm!
     
  7. Marylizbet

    Marylizbet Out Of The Brooder

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    Golf balls: Neighbours lawn, Railroad tracks. Etc.
    Wooden Eggs: Craft stores
    Plastic eggs: Stores, Grandma's basement, resale shops, garage sales.
     
  8. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got "life-sized" wooden eggs for $.89ea at a Micheal's crafts store
     
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  10. hunter109

    hunter109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thnks guys well i am going to try both of them you all suggested well latter
     

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