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Question. My hens just started laying eggs the other day. Do I take the fake eggs out of the nesting boxes now that they are laying or remove them.
 

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You can take them out. If you find they start laying elsewhere, put them back in for a bit as a reminder to them. Once mine started laying, they were good about using the nest boxes automatically without a reminder.
 

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I'd leave them in and remove the real ones. That way things look the same and the hens won't start looking for another nest.

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My hens became very upset when I removed the fake eggs. After I put them back they settled down....almost as if they thought their eggs were stolen.
 
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