Where to buy artificial, light colored duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rodandstafffarm, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. rodandstafffarm

    rodandstafffarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My cayuga ducks have just started laying and I want to remove the eggs but also want to leave some artificial ones that look similiar to theirs in the same spot. They are a bit larger than chicken eggs and lighter in color. I can't seem to find any duck sized fake eggs on line. Anyone have a source?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just take the eggs? Why do you want to leave fake ones there?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes crafters on Etsy make them. I bought some chicken sized unpainted wooden ones, and those seem to work. But I would like something more runner-like, myself. Would love to know a source!

    And in these days of dwindling employment, I'd like to think opportunities like this would put a little cash in someone's pocket. Even a few bucks, times 10% of the duck forum members, might be a chunk of change.

    Anyone have a lathe?
     
  4. rodandstafffarm

    rodandstafffarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to encourage them to keep laying in the nest area. Not taking all the eggs seems to help and it's less stressful for them. They get rather flustered when I just walk off with their babies... [​IMG].... this way they come in and think everything is status quo. And I get eggs for baking. Everyone is happy [​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ok, ducks are cute and all, but they aint that bright. a stone or wood egg...heck...even a golf ball will fool them. i use stone eggs from hobby lobby
     
  6. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use golf balls all the time, they don't mind at all! Cute, but not THAT smart! hehe
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks lay in there shelter, and then kick the eggs out, [​IMG]
     
  8. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a couple of golf balls as well....works like a charm!
     
  9. FarmrGirl

    FarmrGirl MooseMistress

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  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Cayugas are laying white eggs?

    I use the plastic eggs made for Easter treats. Fill them with sand and tape them closed. The ducks don't seem to care that they are pink and green.
     

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