I have a black cochin hen who started, not too long ago, to lay one brown egg a day. She refused to sit on any of them, which is ok because we want to eat the eggs mostly. About a week and a half ago, she started laying on the eggs and won't get off except to eat a bit and go back to keeping the eggs warm, but she has stopped laying eggs completely. I have 3 nesting boxes for 2 hens. She used one and the other hen used the other one. Now, my cochin has stolen my other hens box to sit on the eggs. My other hen lays an egg in that box when she gets a chance to sneak in there and won't lay anywhere else. We left 4 eggs in there for my cochin to sit on and have to pull her out just to find the newly layed egg. lol I guess my question is, is it normal for a cochin hen to stop laying eggs when they are broody? And if I move the other eggs to her original nesting box, will she move over so my other hen can have her box back?