Hi! My name is Melinda and I am new to the chicken world. I have 5 hens that I have raised from day 1 and one rooster that I have also raised from a hatchling. I do have a few questions. 1. I have a hen that we have named Brittney. She seems to think that she is a common everyday pet and likes to go for rides in the truck and on my riding mower when I mow. How do I break her of that. 2. My rooster was crowing but was attacked by a dog. He no longer crows. Does anyone know if he will again, I miss it. 3. My hens are free range but I do put them up at night because we are in the country and I don't want a coon or anything getting them. They will not nest/lay in the boxes I have in the coop. It is old milk crates that are filled with hay (we have extra because of horses) and they are backed up to a half of a dog house (for the ducks (2) ) . They will hold their eggs until I let hem out, and then they will run to an unknown place and lay. I have tried to keep them locked up for a couple days but it is hard because of the fact that it is a small coop and I feel sorry for them. Can anyone help forgot to add they are 23 weeks and growing.