I started this spring with 5 Bantam Phoenix hens, 1 Bantam Frizzle Hen and 1 Bantam Phoenix Roo, all hatched in February. In August tragedy struck and I lost all but 1 Phoenix hen and the Roo to a large boar coon. I have since changed the coop set up so that it is hopefully predator proof and am considering an LGD to help prevent this from happening again. When this all happened I was getting about 3 to 5 eggs per day, since I lost the other hens, my remaining hen has recovered and is actually more social but has yet to resume laying. She is eating well, they get a combination of layer crumbles and kitchen scraps. The Roo follows her and watches her very close (he is very protective of his remaining girl, you should see him stand off the horses, lol) but doesn't seem to be running her or stressing her anyway. My grandmother says the trauma has probably ruined her and she will never lay again. I have heard this from a couple different people. Has anyone else experienced this? And if so are there any tricks that may encourage her to start again? I do have an order in for more chicks to hatch in February again and am hoping that having other hens around will help, are there any opinions on this?