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    Posted 3 months ago

    hotairfan
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    I've been buying these glass eggs in hopes that one day I would fill the egg jar on our kitchen countertop. Well, I succeeded in my quest today.
    My wife and I went to a variety auction today, and low and behold, there staring at me, with a somewhat angelic glow ( as I saw it) was a beer flat full of glass eggs. I haven't seen many lately, they just aren't showing up these days.
    Well here sat a flat of about 40 glass eggs just waiting for me to take them home. I won the bid and I couldn't wait to see if my jar would finally be filled.
    I am glad to say (and probably, my wife is also), that the jar is now full of glass eggs and this chapter of my bucket list is fulfilled.
    Most of my eggs are of normal size, although, I do have a few Banton Chicken glass eggs in the jar, along with a few wooden eggs that have a little chain attached ( probably so the chicken doesn't kick it out of the nest).
    Photo #3 shows one of the "Banton Chicken eggs" and also you can make out one of the wooden eggs in photo #3.
    I placed my favorite 9 oz. coffee mug next to the jar, to show you the size comparison.
    I never raised laying hens, or any chickens, for that matter, but I am told that placing an egg sized "egg counterfeit" in the nest, encourages the hen to lay more.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      Great accomplishment. I have a few of these and you are right, they are becoming scarce.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
      I was told that these were to kill snakes. The swallow them, they can't digest them or pass them. Results: dead snake.
    3. swampdogg swampdogg, 3 months ago
      At first glance i thought Mountain Oysters Be Cause of veins lol sorry but still a nice wait i just seen a comment snake killer that's cool but if a Bull lost his Family Jewels He be pissed off to lol glass eggs i soon be 60 it amazes me objects from every place in this world BTW everyone be safe cause of this man made Shit to take us all out love Ya'll from the SwampDogg
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      I think a fake is was placed in the nest when you remove all the real eggs....that way there is always a “nest egg” so the hen returns to that same nest to lay subsequent eggs.
      If you remove all eggs, the hen might seek another, more secure place to lay her eggs.

      If your hens are contained in a hen house with limited nesting boxes, there’s no problem with taking all her eggs and leaving an empty nest....she has no choice but to continue laying in that same spot.
      If you have free-range chickens though, and you take all the eggs, when the next day’s egg gets laid, you have to go find that nest (and good luck to you...it could be anywhere).

      Hens lay an egg a day, on average, per Mother Nature’s schedule.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      I was always told that they were used for darning socks, to stretch the sock around the hole so that it could be darned closed....
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 months ago
      https://mulesprings.com/2011/11/10/antigue-eggs-in-the-old-barn/
    7. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 months ago
      Well, A first I thought bb2 was either pulling my leg, or just being silly. Well, it turns out that I owe bb2 an apology. It appears that, according to an article that kwqd turned me on to, bb2 is very much right. They did put glass eggs in the nest to entice snakes to swallow them and break inside the snakes belly. Ouch, such a belly ache.
      Also, Watchsearcher has a very good argument.
      It makes very good sense that the glass eggs were placed in the nest AFTER the real eggs were removed to fool the chickens to continue to lay in the nest instead of under a bush in the yard. After all, lets face it, chickens are not the smartest members of the barnyard.
      As I told you before, I am not, nor have I ever been a chicken historian. BUT, I do like to eat them, and sometimes the eggs also, but, not too often. You know, cholesterol and all.
      It sure is amazing how much that you can learn from your friends.
      THANKS A BUNCH, GUYS..... LOL
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
      Now Hotair, what would ever give you the idea that I would pull your leg ? LOL !! Truth is, it was the big "Egg Caper" where I learned. In University, a friend of mine and I were hungry and raided a henhouse. When we got home, we had 2 glass eggs, so I asked around about them. My 1st lesson in crime doesn't pay 101.
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      I had a little flock of 6 hens a few years ago who all laid brown eggs of various shades. It was a daily treat to collect eggs!

      We were kind of perplexed when one of them seemingly stopped producing her daily egg.
      Hens will cackle after laying an egg- kind of like announcing to the world that she has produced this thing. We wondered if she had become dissatisfied with the nesting area and was laying somewhere else.
      One morning she was cackling right beside the dog house so I checked that location out. She had managed to get thru a gap between the soil and the dog house and had been laying her eggs under there in the dirt....it was like getting a whole carton of eggs from one nest all at once.

      Another personal experience: when I was a child, my parents raised a flock of chickens. Free-range, so they laid wherever they chose and roosted in the trees. We located nests by the cackling and always left 1 “nest egg” so they would keep laying in that nest.
      One hen chose to go under the house as far as she could ....since I was small enough, I got that job....Mother told me to get all the eggs so she would stop going back under there.
      We had roosters in addition to hens so if you failed to find the nests, before long the hens would be shepherding a bunch of cute baby chicks around the yard!
      If you’ve never been flogged by a mother hen protecting her chicks, you have missed out on a frightful experience!!
    10. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 months ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher,
      I appreciate your post as well as all the other comments you and the others made. What the world needs today is to hear more life experiences. It helps us get through these trying times. God bless you all.
    11. bobby725 bobby725, 3 months ago
      Here`s my egg story: My mothers hens were not laying, my Dad`s friend told her to mix a little hot pepper in their feed. While she was doing that, Dad and his friend went to the store and bought a doz. eggs. Later that day they snuck em in the hen house and planted them, then sat back and waited. My mother was so excited till Dad couldn`t keep a straight face, she didn`t take it very well!!
    12. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      bobby725- that’s a funny story- your dad must have been quite the trickster!

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