Should I paint the wooden eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skillswife, May 11, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    I bought a dozen eggs from hobby lobby, only 13.72 including shipping:) Anyhow I was wondering if I should paint it or just leave it natural wood. I have brown egg layers if that makes any difference. My new hens quit laying and I am hoping to help show them where to go;)
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Nope, hens don't care what color they are. You might want to spray some shelac on them (maybe?) to waterproof them. I have white golfballs in my nests for my brown egg layers. They don't care.
  3. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Yeah, I've heard of people putting golf balls in the nests, so it shouldn't make too much difference what colour they are.

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