Removing golf balls?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JML72, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. JML72

    JML72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume I know the answer... but...

    I have 6 hens that have all been laying for the past 1.5-2 months (one started about Thanksgiving, and the others have been joining ranks since then). I had put golf balls in the nest boxes to start them out. Is it safe to remove the golf balls by now?

    I know for a fact that all are laying, and all except one are using the nest boxes (the EE bantam insists on laying on the corner of the poop board... ugh lol)

    Take the balls out and let them have at it?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yeah, I think you can remove them now.
     
  3. JML72

    JML72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I leave my golf balls in the nest boxes all the time. My hens have all been laying for at least 3 months and even some over 1 year old and I always leave the golf balls in.
     
  5. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have snakes then leave the golf balls, a snake will eat the golf ball and cannot pass it and dies.
     

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