Fake eggs might finally be working…

A while ago when I complained that the Leghorns don’t seem to understand what nesting boxes are for, commenter feralfae suggested leaving eggs in the boxes to give them the idea.

A good idea in concept, but in practice the girls are still working on product quality and the shells are too thin. I’m still losing some even without leaving them around to be walked on. But Neighbor L thought it was a good enough idea that she decided to improvise some fake eggs…

…golf balls, to be specific. I remember this working when I was a kid, but for several days the girls continued ignoring the boxes. Still, yesterday we did at last get a couple of white eggs in with the balls so maybe they’re taking the hint.

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4 Responses to Fake eggs might finally be working…

  1. Mark Matis says:

    Well you’ll know for sure they got the hint when they start laying eggs with dimples and branding…

  2. Bob says:

    We used to use those porcelain doorknobs, of which there were plenty at the time.

  3. Robert says:

    Breakfast would be interesting if you got them mixed up…

  4. feralfae says:

    Nice, love the golf ball idea! I remember we also had chalk eggs at the ranch, one in each nest, when I was very young, about 5 or 6. Congratulations.

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