I have a RIR that was on the property when I moved here. she was basically on her own for over a year from what i can tell. She is probably 4 to 5 years old. She lays an egg every day sometimes 2 but she has a little space in the coop in a corner behind an old board that is leaned up against the wall. When I first found her she was in that corner sitting on 16 eggs there is no rooster around so I took her eggs she started laying regular the next day. I have put in nesting boxes pathched the leaky roof added some chickens. SHOULD i take away her hidey hole or not. The board got moved a little and she couldnt get in she did not go to the nesting boxes she layed her eggs in a tool box in the barn.