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How long should I leave the egg in the nesting box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Paislee, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Paislee

    Paislee In the Brooder

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    My first egg from my flock was laid today and I do not know how long I should leave it in the box, I'm kind of worried about it getting broken and the egg eating issue starting should I leave it there for an example for the other birds or take it out right away?
     
  2. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns In the Brooder

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    If you want, they sell FAKE EGGS you can use to decoy the cycens to lay, in the Boxes.
     
  3. Paislee

    Paislee In the Brooder

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    I have golf balls in each nesting box as of now lol poor little egg isn't even that big... :p so cute though!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    You can take it out....or leave it.

    I've been taking out my pullet eggs several times a day just because they're not used to the whole routine and I don't want them messing with them.
     
  5. Ramlinroo

    Ramlinroo Hatching

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    My girls are pretty good at laying a few eggs every couple of hours.I check thier boxes every few hours and take what there,, some of my girls dont like the idea, but I have also found a few eggs can be poked at by the others...thats why I take them out.they get replaced rt away with another egg.Dont know if this helps.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    I have 6 laying for nearly a year, collect eggs once a day, and have had no broken or pecked eggs.
     

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