Hey I'm new to th site, and new to owning chickens. So please bare with my stupidity. I got a small flock of chickens/roosters. All young birds bought at different times and different local sellers. All different types. My first hen to start laying was a silkie. Thought that ok others r soon to follow. To no avail, except one Rhoade island white. First ones she laid were soft. I added oyster shells and eggs hardened up. Had a racoon, and an opossum problem. They kept raiding an killing. So n return I've been killin, an trapping coons, an possums. But th two hens that were laying stopped laying an no others have started. Now that RIW is sick to top it off!! Question is will chickens stop laying if there scared?