I have four red star hens, almost a year old, who are gentle consistent egglayers. Now I have 8 more five week old pullets of different types. Since I got the new chicks I needed a bigger coop and run, which I built on the other side of our backyard. Yesterday was move in day - I brought the chicks out and put the big girls in with them. All went well, there was a little pecking but nothing much. The chicks seemed to really like the new place but the hens spent most of the day pacing back and forth in front of the door to the run, wanting out. They settled a bit towards evening. At dusk I went out to see if I could help settle everyone in for the night. The hens were fine once I put them up on the roost, but now the chicks were totally stressed so I gathered them up and took them back into their brooder for the night. This morning I let the hens out of the coop but kept them locked in the run wanting to see if they would lay eggs for me (they are reliable early morning layers). Went back a couple hours later and there was nothing so I let them out to free range in the backyard. They made a beeline for their half disassembled old coop, flew up into the nest area and frantically climbed all over each other trying to lay eggs in the one nest. I brought out a couple of yesterday's eggs which I placed in the adjoining nests to see if that would encourage them to at least use the different nests but that made them even more stressed as they tried to roll the old eggs into the same nest box. Any sugggestions? Should I try putting today's eggs into the new nest boxes tomorrow morning and just keeping them in? Should I keep the babies out in the new coop even if they seem disoriented and upset? I'm in Arizona so warmth at night is not a problem for the little ones. Any suggestion is welcomed. I'm just feeling like the meanest chicken mom in town right now since they're all upset with me.