HI all...a couple of weeks ago, I asked a question about my hen who had gone off shortly after I got new hens. She had just recently hatched some chicks and was just about 5 weeks out from them hatching. I assumed she had a nest in the woods and had gone broody again, so when she came home one day, I grabbed her and put her in chicken jail with an egg in case she wanted to sit (not fertile) She has not sat on it even once but when I tried to let her out, she took off again and stayed out all night. She sits up on the roost at night in her little chicken jail and never sits on the nest and is not laying. Not sure whether to keep her in jail a little longer (she's been in for a little over a week...more if you count the time before I tried letting her out) or to let her out and see what happens. I just don't want anything to happen to her. She is my daughters hen that she hatched in an incubator so I would hate for something to happen to her. could it be that she is just not happen with the new hens (she was head hen before but seems to have gotten knocked down a notch) and so she's choosing not to stick around? Not sure what to do....she's fine...seems to be eating fine and drinking....should I just leave her where she is a little longer?