We had a flock of 12 pullets that just started laying about a month ago. There are Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Amerucanas, Cochins, Brahmas, and Australorps. It seems like when they started laying was when they became aggressive towards eachother. They have free choice layer feed and get fresh veggies, we thought maybe there pen was too crowded so now they are in a very large enclosure with our mini horses. However we are still finding dead hens, it seems like they are being attacked while laying because there's always an egg near the dead body. We are thinking that it may be the Buff Orpingtons, they are the only ones that have not died, we are currently down to four Orpingtons, one Rhodie, one Brahma, and two cochins.....any help would be great! It's a very sad and frustrating stituation.