Okay I lnow I haven't posted in awhile but here goes. Finally got rid of most of my problems. Now cold weather is coming up and my lovely hens, including the ones that have started laying since i bought them have all stopped laying eggs. It's been pretty cold here and I finally gave up after about a week and put a small heater in the house with the lovelies. My problem is that none of them have resumed egg laying and none of them want to leave the house. Most of my breeds are standard breeds that are supposed to be hardy egg layers in winter months. I have RIR's, BR's, White leghorns, and EE's. anyone that could give me advise to resolve this problem it would be greatly appreciated.