I have 7 Buckeye chickens, three are 1 1/2 yr old hens, three are 6+month pullets, and one 6+m Rooster. My hens have laid great up until 2 months ago in which they slowed to a stop. They were apparently going thorugh the molt so I understand. My pullets have not laid a egg, so I'm getting concerned. However, their behavior has me more concerned. The older hens do not leave the coop. I have forced them out (which they don't like) because the Rooster attacks them . However, once they are out he leaves them alone. It's almost like he is standing guard. Once I have them out of the coop the older hens seem to dominate the pullets. Even though the pullets will run from them it is not that bad. So, why won't they leave the coop and is any of this behavior related to them not laying eggs? What should I do? I thought about getting rid of the rooster but I'm not sure if he is even the problem. I recently just wormed them all because none of them have been wormed and just incase they were not laying because of a potential infestation. Help, looking for advice.