Hello all, new to BYC and semi new to raising chickens. I used to take care of 30-40 chickens growing up on the farm in Michigan, never really learned the ins and outs of chicken raising, just feed water them, watch out for bullying Roos and collect eggs. With that said I am 32 now, I live in SC and I have recently (as of this year) starting raising chickens. I bought 5 chicks first week of April, 3 Australorps, 1 rir, 1 golden comet. They grew, graduating from a small tote, to a larger tote and eventually to a 3’x3’x8’ run with a tarp over approx. half of the run. Almost 4 months to the day I started getting eggs. Everything was good and I was working on finishing the coop out of post-consumer pallets and other leftover material. The coop I built was 3ft wide, by 4.5 feet tall, by 6.5 feet long with 4 laying boxes mounted to the outside of that. The laying boxes are 12”wide x 14”tall x 16”deep. Their new run I made was 8’x8’x5.5’ tall. Anyway, maybe three weeks before I had the coop done I went out and purchased an Ameracauna pullet and a laying cream legbar. I have one hen, nicknamed “Jack” because of her hairstyle as a chick looked like jack nicholson’s DUI hair with the feathers on her head went all crazy like that. Jack had always been the bully in the pecking order and kept it mild but as soon as I introduced the new hens to the flock jack would pin them down and peck head and neck and back to draw blood. So I segregated the newbies in a conjoining cage so they could see each other every day, well about 2 weeks later I tried to reintroduce and same business with Jack the golden comet, but then the RIR started in on them too, so I then separated JACK and the RIR and put them in the conjoining cage until I finished the coop Leaving the new guys and the 3 docile Autras in the run. They were all producing eggs still except the Americauna and legbar. So I finished the coop, made the new run I described above and put the RiR back in with the flock and kept JACK segregated still. ALL chickens stopped making eggs at this point. After a couple weeks I reintroduced JACK with very minimal pecking order conflicts, definitely no over aggressive behavior like before. They all live this way for a month seeming to get along even though there was technically 2 “clicks” in the flock. The five OGs and the 2 new ones, not a single egg was made that entire month, I went and got 2 new chickens, I think they are either delawares or rhode island whites 1.5yo hens, one laying, one mottling. The laying one layed 2 eggs in consecutive days of being introduced into the flock and then stopped. So now ALL hens have stopped laying. I also have 2 separate clicks, the 5 OGs and the 4 newbies. They always have plenty of food and water. They get feed nutreena layer feed. So my 2 problems are 0 egg production in over a month and a half except for the new white hen (only 2 eggs) and having 2 clicks. Can anyone offer a little insight to what is going on? The 5 OGs hang outside most of the day and the other 4 stay in the coop and come out only to get water. They all roost at night in the coop peacefully without conflict. Food is in the coop in tube feeders. I do occasionally give them yellow cucs from the garden or soft watermelons.