The Dumb Question Of The Day About Ceramic Eggs....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TwoCrows, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Where can I get some of those ceramic eggs you put in the nest boxes?? I know this is a dumb question, but I live in a very small town and I have never seen them around here.

    Thanks....Leyla [​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Ebay! Or maybe a craft store. My feed store carries them too.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If walmart doesn't have them in their craft dept., craft stores like Ben Franklin, Michael's, Hobby Lobby usually do. Our local farmer's co-op sells them too.
    Honestly though, a cheap pack of golfballs will work just as well if you what you are looking for is fake eggs for the nestboxes.
     
  4. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I got mine from eBay - but they're on Amazon, too. Just logon, order them and they appear at your doorstep in a couple days. :)
     
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never put anything in my nest boxes. They just figured it out. Why spend the money?
     
  6. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like to leave a fake as the "nest egg". Some hens will look for another laying spot if all of the eggs disapear.
     
  7. kitmarlowescot2

    kitmarlowescot2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cracker Barrel, the resturant does sell ceramic and glass eggs, and are available in brown and white. I think they are about 2 bucks a piece though, so maybe too expensive.
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    You can pretty much use anything round that is the size of a chicken egg. It doesn't have to be a ceramic egg.
     
  9. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a bag of colorful plastic easter eggs for 99 cents and still have a few of those out in the nest boxes. I move them around from time to time. If I put two in one nest box, then that's the box that EVERYONE lays in that day.
     
  10. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a craft store or craft section in your Walmart, you can usually get wooden eggs as well. They say golf balls work too...
     

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