My Hen Peng is a Australorp she's going to be a year next month, never have I seen her lay in the box, like at night.. Nor lay if she's laying an egg. I am not sure if she's gone broody or not. It's nighttime, will hens lay at night? I thought they laid during the day, pretty sure she's laid for me today already.. Or is she Broody? She makes a screech noise when I try to pet her in the box, but she also makes the noise when I pet her while on perch shes my raptor lol.., Hard to tell if shes fluffed up 'cause she looks like she's been through war and back, I think she's my Rooster's favorite. I put a plastic egg under her to see if she'll stay sitting on it.