We're new to raising chickens (less than one year) in the back yard. We've read alot and continue to learn every day. I've found I'm totally in love with my girls. The sight of a hawk sends terror into my heart. It's great to find such a diverse volume of advice. We are currently challenged with the introduction of new, younger birds to our flock. We've sectioned the coop and have separate feeders/waterers which has worked very well. But now our older girls are really indignant and have started refusing to lay in the chicken house (they roam the yard most days). They've started laying in the yard. So we confined everyone to the coop but now one of my girls hasn't laid. I'm worried that she will become ill from the stress. Any advice to help us figure this one out would be appreciated - nothing in the our books about this one..