O.K. I'm not ready to talk about my inlaws murderous dogs....but due to thier recent killing activities my girls(notice no mention of my now deceased/murderd rooster and his best girl) can no longer free range. Since the attacks and now captivity my remaining 3 girls have stopped laying and thier crowns are not the deep red color they were prior. Is this all because of the new living arrangement or could the fact that there are a lot fewer daylight hours as we head into fall be the cause. Oh they are 61/2 months old. I will be building them a larger run/enclosure as I feel so bad seeing them cooped up in the 8x7 pen they are in. They get only about 1 1/2 hours of free range time per day and they I can tell they miss being free range.