Okay - maybe ya'll can shed some light on this one! My lil banty hen decided to try to hatch the golf balls that were in the nest box. She has been laying pretty regularly - but she is bad about hiding to lay them. Usually it will be about 3 days before I find her batch of eggs... always in a new spot.. She tried to set on the golf balls - and got really upset that I moved them. I'd love her to hatch chicks - but not until spring when it's warmer here! Now I haven't found an egg for 3 weeks from her - but she's not broody either. She seems to be healthy. She's my only lil girl - my other hens are bigger breeds. I thought maybe they werent letting her in the next box - but I have 2-3 nexting areas - and only 5 hens so that shouldnt be a problem. Does anyone know if bantams just stop in winter? I did recently get 2 new older hens who seem to have been accepted - but wonder if this has upset her? Not a big deal - as long as she's fairly happy - the eggs are small and not worth much to me anyways. I have money on it that she will eventually hatch some chicks - although I hope to sneak some bigger breed eggs under her if she goes broody. I really don't want more lil bitty girls.