I found where my missing hen has been hiding this past week; in the woods( near the coop) hiding under some brush on a nest full of eggs! In fact there are so many eggs she can't even cover them all with her body! So I guess she didn't get "booted out" as I previously suspected. The poor hen wants a brood of her own, but unfortunately none of the eggs are fertilised ( no roosters). What do we do now? I guess we have to take away all the eggs? If we take away her eggs, will she try and integrate with the other hens again? Will she ever be accepted back into the flock, and if so, how do we go about re-introducing her?