About 5 weeks ago, maybe more, our RIR Raven started laying in our barn instead of the nesting box. We tried to make that spot a new nesting box and another chicken joined her, and she was not having it, and picked another spot, that i found, and found ANOTHER spot. At this point i caught on that she was trying to go somewhere private and didn't want me taking her eggs. So we've been leaving a minimum of 5 eggs in her spot and taking some out when it got to 12. 2 days ago i realized it might help if i left some food in her private spot. Some time around 4 today she went into her spot, and it's now 745 and she's still there!! It's getting dark and the other girls are all on their way to the coop and the rooster has been yelling at her haha! We put some water in with her, and i'm so so nervous! I just want her to still be there tomorrow! We are going to get an incubator ready tomorrow just in case, but if she jumps ship before day 4 or 5, i'm just tossing them. Other than that, i dont plan to intervene much aside from scooping poo, filling water, and trying to get some padding under her. She chose a plywood shelving unit as her nest, on top of a plastic tablecloth!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!! And trying to calm down in case something goes wrong!