Hi! My buff orpington hen went broody for the first time at 6 months old and she laid her last egg September 19th. Since I have no roosters and I had no intention of having more chickens , I kept her out of the nest in a little pen I made underneath the coop ( even though I put her back in the coop at night to perch and keep her safe) at that time and after a week she didn't want to go back in the nests. Well, it's October 30th and she hasn't laid an egg since then She is starting to make noises again and she visits the nests once in a while but no eggs. Is my girl going to lay again? How long does it usually take? I lost one of my girls to a dog on Monday (not my dog) and now only 2 of the ladies are laying eggs and one of them is starting to "act up" like she is going broody too I'm feeling very frustrated now, but I must say, I love my girls and I want the best for them. Any advice?