Hi All, looking for some advice... I moved my birds outside into a chicken tractor with poultry net pen to help protect the area from predators. There are 9 hens that are a year old, 4 sassy araucanas who are 4 months old and 3 Peking ducks. There are a few issues... 1) I was getting 9 eggs a day from my older birds, and now I'm only getting 3. I think that those eggs are laid by the same 3 birds each day. I've looked around the area for a clutch of eggs but I haven't found any. I figured the birds were just stressed from the move and also the introduction to the pullets and ducks, which happened at the same time, but I didn't imagine it would take more than a month to resume laying normally. Is this normal? Can I expect my chickens to start laying normally again at some point or should I move them back to the barn? It stinks to have to buy eggs when we have our own lovely birds. 2) the pullets will not go into the tractor. They live way underneath at night and hide in a thicket of thistle during the day. The ducks sleep under the tractor too. I half-expected the ducks to sleep underneath but not the pullets. Im worried about the birds' safety and also that when they do start laying I'm going to be wading through thistle to find the eggs (ouch). Any ideas how to get them into the coop? It could be a clique/pecking order issue since they're newcomers and just met when I put everyone outside. I can't scatter treats inside because it has a hardware cloth floor. Could a rooster help protect or corral the young birds? Thank you!