plastic easter eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyPetunias, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. CrazyPetunias

    CrazyPetunias Out Of The Brooder

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    Since the stores are full of plastic eggs for Easter, I was figuring I should buy a few now for my chicks so I have them when they start laying (probably by July/August). They are just babies now.

    Are the chicks picky/suspicious of strange colored eggs? I mean would it matter if the egg was pink with green polkadots? or should I try to find white/brown ones only?
     
  2. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We tried them with our ducks and they wouldn't go anywhere near them. We figured it was the bright colors. [​IMG]
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine accepted plastic eggs after I weighted them. I just put a few rocks in and taped them closed.
     
  4. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just bought some the other day, im going to try to get those silkies laying.
     
  5. cinch920

    cinch920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple plastic eggs in my laying boxes. One is green and the other is blue. My chickens don't seem to notice the difference. I haven't thought about weighting them though. I might have to try that.
     
  6. aemontagnino

    aemontagnino New Egg

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    We use green, pink and blue. That seemed fitting for our Americanas. ;-)
     
  7. CrazyPetunias

    CrazyPetunias Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! I'll get some solid colors to not freak the chicks out too much.

    When weighting them, does it have to be packed solid? Will they get scared if there are only a couple of stone in it that shake around? I am sorry if this sounds dumb, but I am sincere. I just don't know. ...don't want them thinking the egg is a reject and decide to go nest somewhere else.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    They won't shake them :) I weighted them because they kept knocking them out while arranging the straw. They treat the heavier plastic eggs like the real thing.
     
  9. StelleKitten

    StelleKitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used golf balls... I didn't think about the plastic easter eggs. Let me know how it works.
     
  10. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using plastic and the birds are playing soccer with them. I find them all over the coop. I weighted them but didn't put any tape on. maybe I should.
     

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