I have 5 month old chickens and one almost 2 year old chicken. Both of my younger chickens have not laid any eggs yet and the 2 year old hasn't given us any either. The 2 year old is a Minorca and we traded a rooster for her. We got her almost 3 months ago and I feel that she should have at least laid one egg by now.
These are a couple of problems that we have in our coop that may be causing this delay:
-They still might not be completely adjusted. I have seen them fluff up their feathers at each other.
-We sometimes are to busy to fill up their feeder in the morning and they get food at about 4 in the afternoon.
-The nesting box may be wrong. It is a little plywood box with pine shavings (just like the rest of the henhouse) and it is not elevated
I don't know if these are any of the causes for the delay in eggs, but I also have 3 chicks that are still growing and are seperate from my older hens. When I introduce them will that cause more troubles too? And how old should they be before they are safe to go out with the hens? I think they are 1-2 months old.
Thanks for all the help in advance!