Hen will not leave nesting box

sgas2002

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I have 2 Easter eggers, an Olive Egger and an Olive Silkie mix. The Olive Silkie mix will not get off the eggs she lays. I have a pasta spoon that I use to move her around and scoop the egg out from under her. I put a plastic easter egg in nesting box to try to encourage them to lay now that they have started should I remove it? I have gone from 2 to 4 eggs a day to 1 because I can't get hen off nesting box. Any remedies?
 
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cherrynberry

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I have 2 Easter eggers, an Olive Egger and an Olive Silkie mix. The Olive Silkie mix will not get off the eggs she lays. I have a pasta spoon that I use to move her around and scoop the egg out from under her. I put a plastic easter egg in nesting box to try to encourage them to lay now that they have started should I remove it? I have gone from 2 to 4 eggs a day to 1 because I can't get hen of nesting box. Any remedies?
She is broody. You need to break her with a broody breaker to get her to "quit"

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/outdoor-broody-breaker.76592/
 

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