Using golf balls for fake eggs

angus flock

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I have a flock of 10 hens all about 20 weeks old I heard if you put fake eggs it will help them to start laying I found some but there were only 2 per package and 6.00 a set so I read on here that you can use golf balls. Is this true? 5 out of the hens have bright red crowns and the other are a pale red/pink. How soon do you think they will start laying?? Help
 

beb444

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I have also read that golf balls work but I have not personally used them..

When their combs turn bright red(like you said) they are very close to laying!! Any day now!
 

ShellyBear

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My chickens new the difference between the golf ball and just kicked them out of the nesting boxes.
 

drumstick diva

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The fake eggs (golf balls) seem to work in most cases but, if the pullets are not close to laying it's not going to speed up things.
 

ToddQ

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Jan 12, 2016
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I used golfballs in my hen boxes. Worked great. After all my girls had been laying for a month or so they started kicking out the balls so I just removed them then.
 

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