New member here in desperate need of answers and probably new chickens! A few months ago we had a hawk kill onevof our chickens. She was high in the pecking order and the other chickens saw it happen. They are all free range birds with a nice coop they can go in and out on their own. All 11 of our chickens lay daily. After the hawk attack, no one laid nor would they come out of the coop. It has been 3 months now and still not one egg! Questions: Can chickens be so traumatized they won't lay? How long? Will this cause them to be egg bound too? How do I get them to feel safe again? Would adding new chickens to flock help? I live in Southern New Hampshire, and am always looking for chickens for sale! If their is anyone in this area, would love to hear from you! Lastly, we have already thought of adding a rooster for protection, but had one in the past and were unable to keep him because he was too loud (that coming from our city folk bosses who live on the property too). Unfortunately, that would be a great solution as it worked in the past! Thanks for listening to me sound off.......any advice is greatly appreciated!