Ceramic nest eggs from Duncan's Poultry offer many great uses! Ceramic eggs, also known as dummy eggs, have been used effectively for years to encourage hens to lay eggs. Simply place a ceramic egg inside the desired nesting box to encourage hens to lay eggs where you have prepared a clean and cozy nest. The sight of the ceramic egg inside the nest box helps hens identify that area as a suitable location to deposit her eggs. The use of ceramic eggs is an excellent way to retrain hens that may have developed a habit of laying eggs on the ground where its less sanitary and harder to collect the eggs.
Ceramic eggs can also be used to test for broodiness in a hen. By placing several ceramic eggs in a nest box, you can determine if a hen is ready to set or not. If she sits on the ceramic eggs for more than 3 or 4 days, you can then replace them with fertile eggs that you wish to hatch.
Ceramic eggs are also commonly used to discourage chickens from eating eggs. When chickens peck at the hard ceramic egg, they may eventually lose interest once they realize there is no reward as found with a real egg.
- Durable and realistic-looking ceramic eggs.
- Encourage egg laying in nest boxes
- Use to test for broodiness.
- Discourage chickens from pecking/eating eggs.
- Ceramic eggs also make a great addition to a country themed home decor and/or can be used for fun arts and crafts projects too.
- Carton of 12 eggs.
- Color: brown