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what do you use for your fake egg? easter kids eggs, or real shells blown out one end or what? just wondering.
-- js (email@example.com), January 25, 2002
Lots of folks use golf balls.
-- ~Rogo (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2002.
Wooden eggs from the craft store.
-- Duffy (hazelm@ tenforward.com), January 25, 2002.
Plastic easter eggs (they are in the stores NOW), chickens are color blind so the colors don't matter and it is kinda pleasant to see the colors in the nests. You will need to glue some of them together, some just don't fit tite. bonnie in indiana
-- Bonnie Norris (email@example.com), January 25, 2002.
Our local feedstore has them for 90 cents each; they're called "nest eggs." They are so realistic that dh (dear husband) once gathered one along with the real eggs and later tried to crack it into a bowl. Very nearly broke the bowl before he figured it out!
-- Elizabeth in E TX (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2002.
Bonnie, interesting that you say chickens are color blind. My otherwise gentile roosters attack me when i wear my red warm ups outside. i really have no idea, but that does make me think they do see color.
-- buk (email@example.com), January 25, 2002.
On the subject of bird's colur vision, check out http://www.wasatchaudubon.org/b101_lesson9.htm
This is great, and I'm going to have to bookmark it and go back for all the chapters. Seems like it would be good for science lessons for homeschoolers as well.
Quote: "Birds and a few other vertebrate animals (humans for one) see in color."
Apparently birds are not so much colour-blind, as that they are sensitive to colours in different ways than we are, and sometimes to different colours (e.g. ultra-violet). Also, different birds are sensitive to different ranges (and bands) of colour. As an example, a bird might see yellow and red in colour, but only see grey where we'd see orange - different sensitivities, and in bands of colour.
-- Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2002.
I use the ceramic ones. Found a 'nest' of them at a garage store for a whole dollar. Looks just like the real ones!
-- Bear (email@example.com), January 25, 2002.