I have been managing a flock integration issue for a few months now (and have posted about it and discussed with others on the thread), but I am not writing about that this time, rather about something related. My pullets (there are 3 of them), who are now a little older than 20 weeks, have not yet begun laying. To date they free range in the yard for most of the day and mainly stay clear of the "older" girls (6 of them). There are 2 bullies in the older girl flock (who are at the bottom of the pecking order in their own flock) who terrorize the pullets whenever they come near. This has also resulted in the pullets flying up to a roost when everyone is closed up in the run and basically staying up there until the door to go out has opened. They also require me to physically put them into the coop and on the roost at night and they fuss and fuss about it, even though there is a barrier on the roost between them and the older girls. Like I said, this has been going on for a few months (and has been super frustrating). My question is: have the pullets not started laying because of the daily stress they experience?