I have 8 hens and a rooster who pulls out the ladies feathers. We put the Rooster in a small pen last night to see if this is going to help anything. Our flock has a coup with lots of nesting boxes. There is fresh water in the coup and a always available layer mash. The chickens coup is opened every morning and they free range in a fenced 50x80 foot pasture. Out of 8 chickens we are only getting 4 eggs a day, with the Barred Rock giving us an egg a day (sometimes 2). They hardly ever touch the layer mash, how come?? They lay eggs all through out the day. Is there anyway to influence the time of day that they lay?