Several weeks ago, I had to move my house chicken back outdoors with the rest of the flock. It was a sad day indeed, since we'd had her inside for 6 months and adored her. She has managed to worm her way into the top half of the pecking order - right below the original 3 members (a roo and 2 hens) but above the five pullets. She's pretty forceful with the younger ones, which I like to see, since she was originally separated because the original birds wanted to kill her. Overall, she's settling in, remembering how to be a chicken instead of a person. Some days I think I have more trouble with the adjustment than she does. But I suspect she's just not happy out there. Not just because she still shadows me everywhere, and not just because she's always alone out there, while every other bird is hanging with a friend. She just doesn't seem to want to LAY anymore. When she lived indoors, she was laying about every other day, which I thought was pretty good for a crevecoeur. Since she was repatriated, she has only laid a few eggs, and none in the last week or so. She's just over two years old now, and didn't even start laying till she was over 10 months old! Is it normal for their egg production to diminish this much after such a traumatic move? Will she ever get back to "normal", or should I resign myself to her being too unhappy to lay? When the trouble started, I even moved her old cage into the coop, in hopes that she would feel more comfortable in her old laying place, but she just dust-bathes in the pine shavings in there! Is there anything I can do to help her along?