Switching gears from quail to chickens, as a newbie I need more advice. I have 5 chicks that are 22-23 weeks old and are beginning to lay. I also have 3 older hens that have been laying for a couple of years. The problem is that a couple of the older hens aren't letting the younger ones in the coop to access the laying boxes so that they can lay. One of the hens sits outside the ramp and if a youg'un goes in the coop, she runs up and chases her out. I do have a door on the coop, so should I close the young hen in once she gets inside? I am not sure that they are being run out so the older ones can lay first, even though it is not time (of day) for them. Should I isolate the 2 older ones until the young ones are done? The 1st two of the 5 had no problem and lay without any problem from the elders. Will the young ones lay anywhere in the run/pen if they cannot get in the coop? Confused and concerned. Thanks in advance for your input.