Using Porcelain Eggs in Nesting Boxes

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porcelain eggsOur chickens kept laying their eggs on the bottom of their hen house. It isn't good for the eggs to be laid outside of the nesting box for multiple reasons. They are at risk of getting broken, which can lead to the chickens eating the eggs and they are more likely to get pooped on.


We tried numerous things without results. Finally we decided to buy some porcelain eggs, which look and feel like real eggs. We placed them in the nesting boxes and added extra bedding for additional comfort.

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porcelain eggs in nesting box


After about a week, one of the chickens kicked the fake eggs out and laid her eggs the nesting box! The other chickens followed her lead and all of our eggs have been in the boxes ever since.

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February 11, 20140 found this helpful

What a smart chicken! I can't wait to have my own.

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February 12, 20140 found this helpful

The porcelain eggs come in many colors and sizes and the chickens don't seem to care even if they are blue, pink, yellow, big or small. The porcelain eggs are also great for crafting; glue gun sparkled with all kinds of fun stuff or colored with fancy pens... win, win!

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