First, thanks for all the great help I have received on this forum. I have 2 dummy eggs in a nest box. We didn't have wooden ones so these are made out of some sort of stone, like quartz. I was having problems getting the hens to lay in the nest box but they have been working great for the last 2 days. All the girls are laying in the nest box, and we came home to find 5 eggs yesterday (all in the same box of course). I just wonder how long I should leave the dummy eggs in the nest box. The hens were laying on top of a bag of wood shavings before, and I removed it from the coop. They seem to be laying where I want them to now, Should I leave the dummies in there a few more days? or weeks? or forever?