The Role of Fake Eggs: Do They Help Chickens Lay More? [Purpose and Benefits]

Fake chicken eggs can be golf balls

I wanted to test the role of fake eggs in the nesting boxes. Do they help broody chickens lay more and do they encourage nesting behaviour? This is what I found.

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Chicken Run Balls: The Innovative Solution for Active and Happy Hens!

A golf ball can be a fake chicken egg

Picture this: a flock of vibrant, lively hens, feathers fluffed up with excitement as they peck and play with a brightly colored ball in their chicken run. Not only is it an amusing sight that’ll leave you grinning, but it also has countless benefits for your feathered friends. Chicken run balls are the innovative, fun-filled solution that turns a regular chicken run into a poultry playground

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How Long Does It Take For Hens To Establish A Pecking Order?

In this article, we are looking at how long it takes for hens to establish a pecking order. Chickens are social creatures that prefer to live in flocks. Like people and most other social animals, politics comes into play. Each one wants to be considered more important and get the best food and sleeping spot. This behaviour is natural and will occur whether you have ten hens or one hundred.

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Garden chicken mental health explained: What You Need to Know About the Psychology of Your Backyard Chickens

Chickens have mental health as the really are quite smart

For most people, chickens are just chicken: Something to grab at a drive-thru on the way to or from work or a child’s soccer game. Lots of people eat eggs but don’t think about where they come from. This is by the way one of the reasons why I keep chickens myself. Keeping them healthy is an ongoing concern, and my chickens’ mental health is very much a part of that.

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How far will a chicken roam? Do the stay close to home?

Two backyard chickens roaming

So, if you are planning to get a bird pet as I was, you want to gather all the required information so that you can create a healthy and happy environment for your feathered friend.

As I live near open fields I was worried my chickens would run away, and I started researching how far chickens actually roam.

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