I recently took in a tiny frizzle that was being bullied in her own flock. I am new to chickens and just had some young unthreatening chickens similar in size to her at the moment. I separated her in a kennel with a nesting box but she never did use the nesting box just dug a little nest in the ground and laid her eggs there. Once I allowed her out with my chickens they seemed to get along fine but I left the open kennel because I read it was good to keep a place for a new chicken to hide in case they need it. She began to spend most of her time sitting in the kennel and continued to lay her eggs there. I then removed the kennel because they were getting along fine and now she hasn’t laid an egg for over a week. Is this because she preferred the kennel to the nesting box or because she is broody? Or maybe something all together different? She seems to be otherwise healthy.