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The fake eggs work! Finally got the ladies to use the nesting box :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CandiceN, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chirping

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  2. swampcat

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    Yay! Thats awesome![​IMG]
     
  3. tarragon

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    How long did it take? My first girl to lay used the nesting box until the second girl started. She lays in a corner of the run, so that's where the first has switched to. Did you have to block off the spot they were using?
     
  4. SIMPleChick

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    LOL! I should have just used plastic eggs! I bought wooden ones! But YES they work!
     
  5. goldtopper

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    I had fakes in there and Jan wouldn't lay when she first started. One day I noticed she was in the coop, laying in the shavings in her usual spot. I opened the coop door and shed a bit of light. Before long, she wanted a little more privacy and moved to the boxes.
     
  6. CandiceN

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    Quote:This is the first time they've all been in the same box like that. They started laying about 2 weeks ago, and some ended up in the box and others didn't so I put these in last weekend and this is what I found today!
     

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