I have two nest boxes and with the help of a wonderfull ceramic/glass(?) egg i found i now have my 8 girls using both boxes for laying. I was thinkin about leavin 6er8 eggs in one of the boxes and only collecting from the 2nd box in the hopes that one o' my girls will go broddy over the full nest ??? Anyone ever try this and did ya git any success? Also, i have 5 gilrs layin in the original box and 3 layin in the now used 2nd box. Whitch one do ya think i should try leavin the eggs in and which one should i collect from ? Thanx, Jim Oh yeah, and how many eggs would ya leave under her ? EDITED: After reading a few responses, here are what kind of girls i have, buff orps x with ? They are 7-8 months old there 'bouts.