Hey guys I have 6 polish bantams and they all as far as I have noticed sleep in their coop at night Today I went to spend some time with them and I was looking for them and noticed one missing, I noticed after 5 minutes she suddenly appeared from the corner of my eye behind my summer house, wondering why on earth she was back there, then 2 minutes later she wonders back there and I noticed shes found her self an old wooden box she liked to crawl into, I lifted her up to find about 20-30 eggs beneath her! She's 11 months old so I'm assuming she's laid every egg here since she's began laying! I took the eggs and removed the box so she can go learn to lay in the coop like the rest of the chickens, but as soon as I removed the box and the eggs, it's as if she started crying, he was screaming loudly, kept running back and forth from where the box was in confusion as to where it was, I kept taking her away and as soon as I'd put her down she'd keep screaming and run back to the spot again. This happened for approximately 3 hours, I left for about 30 minutes and it started to get dark, and I noticed she wasn't in the coop with the other chickens ready to sleep, I went back to the box spot and she had found a little gap between 2 bits of wood next to the summer house and laid there! Should I keep her in the coop for a few days so she gets use to it? Is it normal for her to scream so much in confusion / sadness? It was as if she had lost her children and was crying, was very heart breaking !