I have a smallish flock of 20 birds. Assorted, mostly Black Sex-Link, Silkie cross, bantam, BR, RIR. In October, we added 3 hens to the existing flock: one Rhode Island Red, one Plymouth Rock, and one Easter Egger . We were told that they are all eleven months old, and that they lay regularly, except for the EE who lays "once in a while". She looked scruffy compared to the other two when we got her. I had posted about her condition earlier and concluded that she was molting. The RIR/BR have adjusted seemingly well, and have laid eggs. However, the EE has not laid a single egg. She also appears to be the most stressed after two weeks of integration. She spends a lot of time outside in the run even though it's cold. She's pretty shy and gets pecked by the other hens (though not badly)--I never see her behaving assertively at all. I've tried to help her, but it's hard when she's scared of me. I can't give her treats without stressing her out. My other birds know not to be afraid and will grab the treats before she even notices them. She was originally roosting with the other birds at night, but now she's sleeping in a nesting box. I know it's a bad habit, but I know how stressed she is and can't decide whether I should stop her yet. I know she's improved since the first week. It doesn't sound normal for an 11-month-old chicken to only lay "once in a while", but I'm not sure. Could they have meant she hadn't been laying because she was molting? What other reasons could cause this in an otherwise healthy-looking bird? ...I really want to get a blue egg from Anabelle, but it doesn't look like it will be happening very soon.