Just got 2 Road Island reds, that had the tail feathers plucked off. I initially put them together, but they got repeatedly attacked. A little reading said separate them from the old chickens( Red Stars) to keep from being attacked. So, they're in separate yards, divided by chain link. They came from a pretty abusive environment and are still very scared of my presence. So far, about two weeks and no eggs in a nest box, inside of the coop that I got them to accept. Any suggestions to get them over their fears and start laying eggs. Feed is organic pellets, oyster shells, and bird feed. See any problems, don't be bashful, let me know.