I got a new EE hen today. Her name is Bella and she lays blue eggs. The other girls don't like her much yet. I put her in a small cage and put it in the run. I let her out for a while and they left her alone for the most part, but now and then all three would take runs at her. I'm hoping they'll accept her sooner rather than later. My other three are a mystery. Kallie, the biggest Barred Rock, has been laying about 2 weeks. She suddenly stopped about 4 days ago (before we got the new hen) - I'm not sure why she quit. The other Barred Rock, same age as Kallie, hasn't begun squatting or laying. Nor has the RIR. Bella WAS laying at her old home, so hopefully will start in here soon. She was checking out the laying boxes today. My other issue is I guess I need to put in new laying boxes. I built boxes inside the coop, but Kallie started laying up in the little henhouse. So I put a nesting box up there and she used it each day (until she quit a few days ago) Now that I have 4 birds, they'll be pooping in the nesting box, so I guess I'll have to put a nesting box attached to the side so it's not under the roost. I wish they'd just lay in the lower nesting boxes. I've sunk too much $$ into these girls already. Besides the coop and run, I've gone through a big bag of feed, and probably only have a dozen eggs to show for it from one hen. I'm about ready for those chicken and dumplings if I don't see eggs soon. I keep threatening... Bella, my new EE hen - 5 months old "Is it safe to come out???" Kallie (in front), with Hattie (BR) and Sissy (RIR) in the back. No eggs lately and Sissy, who was bullied in the beginning, has turned into the bully for the new hen.