Hello. My name is Sam. I am new to this forum. I came across it while googling because I am having a dilemma. First of all, my chickens were 3 when they came from my mother-in-law and we have had them almost a year. They laid eggs for the first week (maybe) and then they stopped. I caught one of them eating the eggs... This has gone on for about a year. They may still be eating them, I'm not certain. My friend has two chickens that she is going to give me. I was going to let the other non-laying chickens out of their pin and just let them in the yard to eat the bugs and whatnot and put the other new chickens in there with the (old) rooster, too. How will my rooster respond to this? Is this a good idea? I'm not sure how to handle the situation! Any suggestions please!