We had 4 Dominique pullets and the local crafty coyote harvested (?) 2 of them which caused my 4yo DD to become most upset. The sympathetic neighbors gave us three of his hens ( RIR, Plymouth Rock and Aeracona (sp). We put them in with our 2 and after about 2 hours of ruffled feathers they seem to have settled down, but the local nay sayers have told me I was very stupid. Am I a moron? The 2 pullets are still laying and the Plymouth Rock (Big Black to us) is laying, but the others seem to be entering into a molt. I know this is long, but all I have to go on is a book about raising chickens. Local knowledge is welcome!