Hi, Great forum. We are VERY new chicken owners that have just purchased 3 laying hens, probably around 1-1/2 years old. Decided to start out w/hens that were supposedly already laying. First purchased 2 plymouth rocks last Thursday, then about 1-1/2 days later purchased a RIR. This is 3-4 days later, still NO EGGS. The 2 plymouths are very mean to the RIR and she feels forced to staying on the perch while the plymouths stay on the ground. "Daisy" the RIR, is the sweetest thing but the others are so mean to her. So hard to watch. Will this get better? So I know these questions have been asked numerous times and I've read why they might not be laying and that there is a chicken pecking order. Guess we just need a little reassurance and advice of things we might change in our particular situation. We make sure they have clean water and are feeding them laying pellets that they seem to have just begun being interested in. We close them up in their coop at night and then they stay in a pen that's about 9 x 5. "Daisy" of course spends most of her day on the perch out the way of the plymouths. My husband is getting ready to build them a bigger coop/ranging area. Any advice or reassurance would be appreciated. Questions for more info on our particular situation welcomed. Thanks for listening!