Make your own fake eggs from painted rocks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bulldog-girl, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an egg eater in my midst. Luckily it does not happen really often but was needing to get some golf balls or fake eggs. Then I got to thnking, I have lots of smallish river rock about he size of eggs. Couln't I paint a few egg shaped ones with non toxic paint and use those? Would they hurt the chickens in any way? I don't want to pay for fake eggs if I don't have to.
     
  2. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a great idea. I don't see why not, as long as you use a non-toxic paint. May not even need to paint it if its brown-ish and you have brown egg layers. If a golf ball can fake 'em out, why not a rock? LOL!
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some/most people imitate eggs with golf balls. The toxic paint may not be to good unless it has a repelling odor because, there is the possibility of consumption
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I have had good success using a roughly egg-sized/shaped grey rock as a nest egg to 'train' new layers, so I would think they'd accept it well enough to try to peck it if they were so inclined.

    Like you say, you'd use nontoxic paint, so, no problem there [​IMG]

    Good luck,

    Pat
     

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