Take out the golfballs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommto3kiddos, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So all but 2 of my hens are actively laying in both egg boxes. Right now I have 2 golf balls in each box. Should I remove them? I had an older vet tell me it would make my hens go broody earlier if I left them in after they started actively laying..

    Thoughts?!?!
     
  2. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reason I was going to leave them in is bc the remaining two hens haven't laid yet...
     
  3. twistedwire

    twistedwire Out Of The Brooder

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    I just leave mine in even after they've been established layers. Sometimes they will decide to move their spot-or become egg eaters-so the ball is there to remind them where to go, and they can't eat it if they are curious [​IMG]
     

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