With 6 laying hens I figured they would like more than one nesting box. I brought home two more and they refused to used them. I read online about tricking them with cermaic eggs so I picked up two. My Rhode Island decided she would use the new box after seeing the decoys in there, but one of my ladies isn’t tricked and kicks out as many eggs as she can out of the new box.

Results? Every morning Rhode Island’s plus one or both ceramic eggs is outside the new nest box, and the other 5 eggs are in the old one.

Fake egg set up…

And kicked out.