I'm not sure how to put these questions "out there", but here goes: Two weeks ago I received a Barred Rock/Americana mix chicken who recently started laying. She is the only chicken in my coop. She laid an egg the day she arrived and another one three days later. She hasn't laid since. She lives in a coop that is well ventilated and has a lot of natural light. We get her out into her peck-n-play as often as we can. I give her dried meal worms and kitchen compost as a treat and change in diet. She shows no interest in eating out of my hand. She seems shy and hid in the back of the coop until we rearranged the coop so she has no hiding place. She spends a lot of time in the nesting box, but I don't feel she is broody. She is eating, drinking, and pooping well. She squawks like we are torturing her when we take her from the coop to the peck-n-play, but she does quiet down. We clipped her one wing as she flew from the coop to the garage roof into a nearby tree and crash landed in the neighbor's window well. What I want from this chicken is: 1. lay eggs 2. not squawk when being handled 3. eat from my hand 4. be able to get her out of the coop without my husband's help Am I asking too much? Am I being too impatient?