I've only had my babes since Wednesday and I'm pulling my hair. They just aren't doing what chickens are supposed to do I have a Barred Rock, RIR and Columbian Rock as well as a Silkie and then I have a bantam Cochin coming tomorrow. The standards came from a commercial egg production situation so the coop, run, roosts, nests, treats, etc are all new to them. And the problems 1. They are eating their eggs (I have another thread all about that). 2. The RIR is picking on the Columbian and basically has her held hostage. She learned to escape the attacks by going up the roost (which the RIR hasn't done yet). However, now she's stuck up there! She's too scared to come down and when she did once the RIR chased her right back up. I put some feed up on the roost itself and she started eating right away. When she got here she was in kind of rough shape - beat up tail feathers and a bare neck and breast. 3. I put golf balls in the nests to discourage the egg-eating and now the BR is trying to hatch it 4. The door to the run is open but they won't go out. 5. I've put treats in for them and they haven't touched them. 6. They are sleeping in the nest boxes at night - which are at floor level and the roosts are at 1' and 2.5'. I'm spending my whole day running out and checking on them and feeling like I don't know what I'm doing!!!!