Hello everyone. I'm not sure if I'm being over anxious, and I'm looking for some advice/reassurance. My flock has dwindled because of illness and predators so that i only have 1 hen left. She is an 8 month old sex link. She hasn't started laying yet. A friend gave me a rooster about three weeks ago. I was hoping his presence might help spur things on, but this hasn't been the case. Daytime highs are just now in the upper 80's. She doesn't seem to be molting, or maybe a very light molt (if there is such a thing). I've only seen a few random feathers in the run/coop, but nothing like I would expect from a full blown molt. They have gotten along well, although he does seem to be a bad influence. I free ranged her prior to his arrival. When I got him, I kept them in the enclosed run for a week and a half before attempting free ranging. I let them out for an hour before dusk, and didn't have any problems. The next day I let them out for a few hours. Neither of them wanted to go back in the run/coop. I had to catch her and put her in the coop, and I never could lay my hands on him. I lured him back in the next day. I have decided free ranging might not be the best option now, so I keep them in the run and give them store bought feed. She also used to let me pick her up, but he never has. Now she doesn't want to let me close to her either. They both even go as far away from when I get near the run. It's almost like they think I'm the enemy. I think he may have this idea from the night I chased him for thirty minutes trying to get him back in the run, but I've never chased her before. She has never had any issues sleeping in the coop, but he has never taken to it. He chooses to sleep on the ground instead, and I have never seen him make any effort to enter the coop. My questions are: 1) is she still just not ready to lay, or is there something wrong; and, 2) what should I do to deal with the new behavioral issues? Thanks in advance for your replies. I know I kinda piled a lot in there.