My 5 month old BR/Cochin mix bantam has been laying regularly for a month. The past 3 days, she stays in the nest box, collects the other 2 layers eggs and sits on them. She lets me take the eggs and lets me pick her up. I live in the Chicagoland area and do not want any little frozen baby chicks so I will continue to take the eggs. My question is, will she give up, or just stay in the empty nest box all the time. She has stopped roosting at night and sleeps in there too. I only have 5 chickens and don't have any space to separate her from nest box access. Any help would be much appreciated!