when to put in a dummy egg

tav1

Songster
5 Years
Nov 4, 2014
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i have months be they lay .....but when should a put in a dummy egg so they get the idea?
 

GC-Raptor

Free Ranging
Jul 26, 2016
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Unblock or install nest boxes and put in fake eggs when they begin to squat as you reach down to pet them.
Around 1 to 2 weeks later my Golden Comets started to lay.
I leave a ceramic egg in each box. GC
 

lutherpug

Crowing
6 Years
Jan 5, 2014
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Kansas City Area
Unblock or install nest boxes and put in fake eggs when they begin to squat as you reach down to pet them.
Around 1 to 2 weeks later my Golden Comets started to lay.
I leave a ceramic egg in each box. GC

Agree. Once they start squatting is when I would unblock the nest boxes and add the ceramic eggs. Squatting is obvious, you'll know right away when you see it. All of mine have started laying within a week or two of the first squat.
 

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