Let me thank you for being patient with these questions up front...! I brought home five ladies, all around five months old, to my henhouse and run on Sunday. 2 blue cochins, 1 amerecauna, 1 RIR, 1 light brahma. Hen house is 3 ft off the ground, so has a ladder, and dimension 4 x 6 ft, with 5 ft height to the top of the shelter. run is 18ft x 15 ft, so nice sized, and once they settle in, i'll give them run of the garden and orchard. All girls came from a nice chicken breeder local to me here in Sonoma County, CA. They free ranged during the day and were shut in old horse stalls at night, just so you get background... Now for the questions: As they are new layers, how often can I expect eggs? I had two without firm shells Monday, four nice eggs yesterday (light pink, green, two light brown--so pretty!) and none this morning! The RIR gets in the nest box, and out, in and out...sits for a minute, comes out to see what's up. What's this? Trying to lay but can't quite get there? None of the girls will put themselves in the coop for the night. They all tuck in on the storage shelf. I go out, lift them in and onto a roost, and they are happy. Why won't they go in? They come out in the morning! Well, mostly except... ...for the Blue Cochins who will not come out once they are in the henhouse! They sat there until noon yesterday when I had my husband bring them out so they could eat and drink. I had to do the same this morning. they just sit on the roost! Once on the ground, they act normally, though. Why won't they come out? And lastly, one of the Blue Cochins vomited green stuff on the day I brought them all home (I saw her do it) and now appears to be pooping dark green stinky diaharrea. She is eating and drinking, however. Thoughts? Just the move? Thanks to anyone to tackles helping me! I promise i'll learn!!