Re: when to stop taking the dog out.
Most birds will start laying eggs about mid April. This year that may be later. Hens lay an egg every day and it takes 23 days to hatch. So a total of about 5 weeks total time nesting. We have a brood report on the first day of Spring Gobbler season so some birds start even earlier.
If the eggs are destroyed, the hen will re-nest multiple times with each nest getting smaller. Once the eggs hatch, if the poults are destroyed, the hen will not re-nest.
"The wildlife and it's habitat cannot speak for itself. So we must and we will." Teddy Roosevelt