Just got eggs do i remove the fakes

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by dpappas319, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. dpappas319

    dpappas319 New Member

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    Question. My hens just started laying eggs the other day. Do I take the fake eggs out of the nesting boxes now that they are laying or remove them.
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    You can take them out. If you find they start laying elsewhere, put them back in for a bit as a reminder to them. Once mine started laying, they were good about using the nest boxes automatically without a reminder.
     

  3. Tony-O

    Tony-O New Member

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    I'd leave them in and remove the real ones. That way things look the same and the hens won't start looking for another nest.

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  4. hollyosborn

    hollyosborn HollyOsborn

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    I leave mine in the boxes.. or anywhere they lay
     
  5. rob

    rob New Member

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    i left mine in the box as well.
     
  6. maria

    maria New Member

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    My hens became very upset when I removed the fake eggs. After I put them back they settled down....almost as if they thought their eggs were stolen.