Yesterday I Went out to collect the eggs and found my silkie in the nesting box. She was backed into the corner of the box, feathers fluffed, tail high and quiet. I left the eggs in the other nesting box because I found a really really small egg and I thought my son would enjoy discovering it. Later that day I went back out with my son to collect the eggs. My silkie was still in the same box. Odd. I checked under her and nothing was there. I stroked her back, felt her bottom and all seemed normal. She was in the exact position as stated above. She did growl a little when I reached under her and pressed her body into the nesting box when I was searching for an egg. And she pressed her bottom down when feeling her butt. Late yesterday evening she was still in the box. We brought her in the house so that I could look at her more closely. She had some dry clumps of poo tangled in her tail fluff but no hard area around her opening. Nothing oozing from her butt either. Dry and healthy looking. She did sneeze once and had 1 wet nostral after the sneeze. We put her back in the run with the rest of the chickens. I checked on her this morning and again she was in the nesting box. No eggs under her. There was an egg in the box next to her. It was a small egg and it looked like hers...? I took her out of the coop and placed her on the ground in the garage and she did a HUGE poop and then 2 small poops. All were dry poops. No watery or black tar poos. Regular smelly poops. Just really big. She walked out to the cement where the ground is wet from rain and she proceeded to drink rain water from a puddle on the ground. After she drank what she wanted I put her back in the run with the rest of the chickens. She shook and fluffed her feathers, walked around a bit, scratched the ground and forraged. (I was watching her from my window in the house.) I went back to the window a few minutes later and she was sitting at the entrance of the coop looking out. Now she is back in the nest. Any ideas? Could she be egg bound and the egg is really far back? Does a chicken still poop if she is egg bound? Or maybe she is broody? But she did not lay on the eggs in the other nesting boxes... Thanks for reading and I hope that I can get some sound advise on what to do ... if anything.