feed is expensive here and we usually buy the same stuff in the winter as we do in the summer and all the hens rarely lay in the winter and every spring they start back up again. its earlyier thatn usual, but this week almost all of them have started laying again except for 1 she is about a year old and has never acted this way and her sisters have not been acting this way but i really dont know. wont leave nest.... sometimes she is in it and when she is, she just sits there and reaches around and moves the straw around adds/takes some out, if someone else needs to lay she gets up, lets them lay, then sits back down. is she maybe prepping the nest to set? or does she think she is going to lay and just gets bored waiting for her egg to come out? we DO want her to brood if that helps any.