3 Reasons You Need Fake Rubber Eggs In Your Coop!

3 Reasons You Need Fake Rubber Eggs In Your Coop!

May 15, 2024angelique van zuylen

Have you ever been to a Chook shop and noticed fake chicken eggs, either rubber, ceramic or plastic? and wondered what on earth are those for?

Well, you have come to the right place! Here we will explain 3 reasons why having fake rubber eggs in your coop is a great idea! 

Why Should You Consider Using Fake Rubber Eggs?

When it comes to raising chickens, there are various techniques and strategies to ensure their well-being and productivity. One such technique is the use of fake rubber eggs in the nesting box. While it may seem counter-intuitive to use artificial eggs, there are actually many advantages to using them in your coop.

1. Encourages Egg Production!

Chickens are creatures of habit, and they prefer to lay their eggs in a designated spot. By placing fake rubber eggs in the nesting box, you are encouraging them to lay in that particular spot. This can help encourage your chickens to lay their eggs consistently in the nesting box, making your daily egg hunt a lot easier! 

2. Prevents Egg Eating!

One challenge many chickens owners face is egg eating.., where hens develop a habit of pecking and eating their own eggs. This behavior can be extremally frustrating for you as a chicken keeper. By introducing fake rubber eggs into the nesting box, you can deter this behavior. Chickens will peck at the artificial eggs, realizing they are not edible and eventually lose interest in pecking at real eggs.

3. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Chickens can be sensitive creatures, and any changes in their environment can cause stress and anxiety. By providing fake eggs in the nesting box, you create a sense of security and familiarity for your hens. This can help reduce their stress levels and promote a calm and comfortable environment for egg-laying.

There are 3 types of fake eggs that you can get, but which one is the best and why?

  1. Rubber Eggs (#1) these have the most natural feel and weight to them making them the best option for your hens. they also stay warm for the hens when sitting on them like a natural egg.
  2. Ceramic Eggs- #2 best, these like the rubber eggs feel more realistic to the hens and are a heavier weight making them feel more like a real egg.
  3. Plastic Eggs - these are the worst option, they are too light weight and too cold, they do not feel realistic to the hens, causing them to constantly push them out of the nest box.


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