Almost all hens that are changed where they live, will quit laying, sometimes for months. Game birds, and cross bred game birds are not known for their consistent egg laying ability. They are more like primitive wild cousins, and often will lay just one clutch, five to a dozen eggs, (not usually a dozen, maybe a half dozen, or eight or so, and set and hatch those, and then be off laying for a few months, and then lay another clutch. If you take their eggs away every day when they are laid, you can sometimes fool them into laying two dozen at a stretch or so, but then they will take a vacation, which could last a few months. Your best bet to catch the hens, is to catch the rooster they are associated with first, and pen him inside a bigger pen. When you feed him he will do the rooster call (cluck cluck cluck) and his girls will come to see what kind of treats he has discovered for them. Then you pull the door shut with a string or something. Hopefully you have a lot of time on your hands. You absolutely MUST post photos of your efforts to trap them. It would be most educational, not to mention hilarious reading for the rest of us. I hope you catch some really good ones! Good luck! POST PICS!!!