Using golf balls for fake eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angus flock, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. angus flock

    angus flock Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used golf balls and actually still use one. All of my girls prefer to lay with it then in the other nesting boxes.
     

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