- November 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm #311367LissKeymaster
Anyone out there golf or live near a golf course? I am in need of about a dozen Well Worn (white) golf balls.
A few of our chickens have become egg breakers and we’re trying to determine which ones (out of 40!) are doing it. We’ve been told that placing golf balls in the nests will stop this behavior, but they need to be well worn so they better resemble eggs. If anyone is willing to mail us a few old golf balls, we’d be extremely grateful!
- November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm #434414
sorry I don’t know of anyone who has any old golf balls but, I had to laugh reading that. Can you imagine the suprise that hen (or hens) is going to have trying to peck on that sucker! lol
- November 7, 2012 at 1:53 am #434551LissKeymaster
haha Lorraine, I found some wooden eggs at the craft store and it seems to be doing the trick. I did find one “egg” with a couple peck marks and so far egg production seems to be picking back up.
- November 7, 2012 at 11:58 am #434557
Last night I had on Alaska the last frontier and one of the sons had a ‘cannible’ chicken as well. Come to find out it was an older hen who from what they said hasn’t been right since a rooster pecked one of her eyes out lol. So I guess since then she was going around pecking the eggs and chicks, kinda gruesome when they picked up a chick and she had pecked out it’s brain..needless to say she became dinner that night lol.
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