ok, several months ago, I was given 4 new hens by a friends mom who just didn't want to bother with them anymore. I had, at the time a young roo, a pullet and 2 hens. They seemed to mesh together pretty well and all were laying but after my roo came into his "manhood" two of the new girls took refuge in the coop and won't come out. My little flock are free range but these girls will only come out during the day for short periods of time and they stay close to the coop. If they see the roo, they run back in. He's not a really aggressive roo and is actually very good around people (he runs from us...no aggression whatsoever. My question is that since they have been staying in the coop, they are usually sitting in the nest and the rest of my layers have not been laying UNLESS they are laying off in the woods or somewhere. I can't find a nest but it would be like finding a needle in a haystack around here. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I'm wondering if I should find another place for the two who won't come out so that the others can use the coop and I realize I will probably have to keep them confined to get them back in the habit of laying in there again but that's not a problem. Whatcha' think? anyone? Thanks!