I have had a few feathered friends in the past but this is a different than b4. I live in Upstate South Carolina where it has been very humid lately. Well I adopted 5 golden comets (females) when they were a week old, now they are 3 months old and I've recently started them on laying feed, scratch and snacks instead of the starter feed. I have more recently been gifted a RIR roo who is slightly older than the girls (I was told he is about 8 months) and they seem to get along great. The girls have not started laying yet, I look forward to a productive outcome when they do. I also have Duke & Daisy (hence dndmom) They are my bantams (I believe from the RIR family) I'm not sure of their age but my female started laying about a month ago and gives us 1-2 eggs a week. I gather most of the tiny eggs but I would like a few more bantams so I have marked 4 eggs and left them in her nesting box. She sits on them occasionally but full brody she is not. My 2 questions are...is 1-2 eggs a week about average (I'm thinking she may have a few under the coop) and the 4 eggs in the nesting box, the oldest one has been in there about 3 weeks all are fully intact and have not been washed. I have candeled them and there don't appear to be any embryos (tho I am new to the candeling part) So my 2nd question is should I remove them or leave them in the nesting box?