Author Topic: egg shells  (Read 3570 times)

Lizt

  • Joined Jan 2008
egg shells
« on: June 10, 2009, 01:01:00 pm »
Hello
does anybody know why a neighbour of mine has tied net bags of eggs shells in their fruit trees?
Puzzled ???
Liz

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: egg shells
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 01:07:34 pm »
as a warning to birds not to make nests in their fruit trees - or their young will go the way of humpty dumpty???

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: egg shells
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 02:12:50 pm »
if they are whole shells might have been to do with easter (techincally religiously it's not long finished)

if they are crush shells have no idea, some form of warding of the evil spirits

Linz

The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • County Down
Re: egg shells
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 02:20:52 pm »
spooky. is there twigs in the shape of people (blair witch style)

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: egg shells
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 02:24:59 pm »
how about asking your neighbour?

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: egg shells
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 02:55:57 pm »
and then telling us!!

The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • County Down
Re: egg shells
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 03:11:37 pm »
unless your neighbour is Mags Haney

doganjo

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Re: egg shells
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 03:33:55 pm »
Maybe they attract beasties or wasps?
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Lizt

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: egg shells
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 05:38:46 pm »
Thanks guys!
Very sensible suggestion from Fluffy but the situation is not that simple.
The aforesaid shells (empty half shells) are in trees surrounding a privately owned lake bordering our property - no body lives there and we rarely see the owners therefore we can't ask them. There are no obvious effigies, pentagrams or evidence of ritual sacrifice nearby so I assume the shells are to attract (or maybe deter) something. Although so far I haven't seen anything being attracted (or deterred). Will walk the dog that way later and see what's happening!
Liz

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: egg shells
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2009, 06:23:23 pm »
okay googling and found this

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:EqMQ34PegjkJ:www.worldspirituality.org/fairies-brittany.html+brittany+egg+shell+uses&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a


It say something about fairies and possibly changlings preventions in brittany

Just had a rought scan of the website so could be wrong

Linz

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: egg shells
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 09:39:57 pm »
found it, supposedly keeping deer off the trees (as in nibbling on them, not climbing them)

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf337915.tip.html

it might work for bunnies, too, Sellickbhoy

(I saw something similar in Germany, they hang little reflectors in the trees near roads, apparently the deer go the other way which reduces accidents)

 :&>

The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • County Down
Re: egg shells
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 09:46:42 pm »
great stuff northfifeduckling was going to start trawling the internet for answers as in the words of tom cruise " i think im entitled to answers"

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: egg shells
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2009, 09:50:02 pm »
If it was to deter something, how would you see what it was detering? as clearly they are being detered by the egg shells

maybe it's to deter dinosaurs or aliens - don't see many of them about do you?


The Relic

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • County Down
Re: egg shells
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2009, 09:56:45 pm »
you have me started now apparently if you hang the egg shells from newly hatched chicks in a tree hawks will not fly down past them and attack your chicks.

not so sure about this one the deer deterrent seems a little more plausible

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: egg shells
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2009, 10:19:38 pm »
I think it's the smell of eggs! And we do not know how high the trees are and how big the deer. Must be experience, maybe they were watched approaching and then turning round after sniffing the air, lol.
Eggs certainly do not deter foxes, crows or magpies, not sure about the hawk:&>

 

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