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Pecking Golf ball

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marshmellow, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. marshmellow

    marshmellow In the Brooder

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    Jan 24, 2009
    Hi,

    So my Barred Rock just recently started laying (had been for awhile in a wood pile and I discovered that thanks to you guys!)
    and as they free range I wanted to encourage laying in the coop so I put a golf ball in a nest. Today the ball was on the coop floor and when I went in my BR followed me and began pecking at it and generally fussing over it. Does this indicate she is eating her eggs? I haven't found any for days but suspect she found a place other than the coop to lay.

    Should I get rid of the ball? Is it confusing her?

    Thanks

    Sabrina
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I found that some of my birds were smarter than I thought and threw the golf balls out and played with them. Others went broody on them. We took them out - they weren't helping. However, they do help the majority.
     

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