I am really frustrated with my layers! They will not forage! I have them in a 1 acre+ fenced in area with tons of forage area and places to explore, and still, after 1 month or more there, they stand all day at the gate, waiting for me and/or getting out of the fence to forage on the other side! Then they are crossing the road, getting hit, etc. We've even tried putting their food way way on the far end of the pen area, but they eat and then run to the gait again. I don't get it!!!!! Is there any hope for these dum-dumbs? We have spent so much time moving coops, changing fences, putting in more permanent, larger ones all for them but do they care? No. They just want to be on the other side. Maybe i should just stop feeding them???? Also, I have about 4-5 layers that still can't figure out how to lay eggs in their nest boxes, and thus get their eggs eaten each day. We can't figure out who is doing this, (because i think it's more than 1), and we can't get them to lay in the boxes. We've even lowered the boxes for them. I thought keeping chickens would be easy!!!