Hi everyone! Here's our issue!: We have had two hens buff and barred rock for 16 months. They get along great, however the barred rock is clearly the leader. We introduced 4 pullets around May and they did great. There were an occasional chase or peck here and there, but nothing to fuss over. We started to have some problems with them roosting in our barn at night and not laying their eggs in the coop. Yes, they are free range chickens (they have about 2 acres to roam). So, we decided to purchase a bigger coop and confine them to a smaller area in hopes that they would build a routine of roosting in the coop at night and laying in their nesting boxes. We have a total of 7 chickens, 5 hens should be laying. We get maybe one egg a day and we've just started getting one pullet egg this past week. On top of the decrease in egg production our barred rock has become terribly aggressive with the other chickens! She's constantly making them submit, pecking, etc! She really gets after all of them when it comes to roosting in the coop! It's just terrible! We're wondering if she isn't the reason the 4 other hens have had a decline in egg production because of stress! So, we've thought about separating her or just removing her permanently. Any suggestions? We're new at this, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated. We are also concerned that once we let them free range again, they'll just lay there eggs in random spots again. What do you do when this continues to happen? Thank you!