So my "evil hen" now has her own little yard and is content to be alone, she is getting fat not having to share her food. As I was headed toward her gate (she was standing near it) she puffed up squatted a bit and spread her tail feathers when I entered the yard she walked away but was walking sort of squatted. I did not pay attention to her as I was there to clean up and change out the straw in her nest. Anyway as I went about my business she stopped doing this but the following afternoon she did the same thing when I went to give her fresh water. Any ideas what she is trying to say? She is laying so she is not bound she eats/drinks well. I do not let her out of her yard to roam around as the other hens are out and about and she terrorizes them. The others fly out/in at will and fly into the dogs yard to eat the lawn, hubby does not have to mow it. Rachel's yard is 8' x 10' all to herself, she has 2 old rabbit cages in the yard that have been fixed nicely for her to lay in and to sleep in, she has her own high rise with a small log going across for her to get from one side to the other. She is preferring to sleep in the one that has the stray for her to lay in. She made two nests one for sleeping and one for laying (side by side). She has not gone across to sleep in the other cage, they sit about 4' maybe 41/2 ' off the ground. So I would say she is free range oh and she has a dog carrier with straw in it sitting on the ground as well, she has used this at times to sleep in.