My husband and I took in our brother and sister-in-law's dog while they and their family prepares to move and settle into their new state and home. Roo is a wonderful, wonderful dog but desperately wants the chickens. She has actually gotten a couple of them pinned down but we've been able to catch and stop her before any physical damage was done. Anyhow, we have her fenced in in the backyard but the coop and the coop door directly face the backyard where she hangs out. Anytime the chickens get close to the fence line(it's a barbed wire and wire mesh combo type fence and yes, the chickens are free-range)she makes a mad dash towards them and gets them all flustered. Eight of the chickens are 3 year old hens(the others are roughly 3 months old)that have been living with us for 3 weeks now. They were just getting to the point where they were laying 4-5 eggs a day. Since Roo came to live with us this past Friday, the egg count has been steadily declining. Today, the egg count was a big fat zero. Will they eventually become accustomed to the dog and resume laying?