Hi everyone. I'm new here and new to chickens so forgive my ignorance. I've researched the site and can't really find a specific answer to my issue so here goes...any advice is much appreciated:
We got Fluffy our 1.5 year old light Brahma in early December. Her previous owner said she wasn't laying b/c it was winter so I wasn't expecting eggs (she's so pretty I don't mind!) but after doing more research, it seems that she should be laying (even 1 or 2 a week) despite the shorter days. We have since added 2 pullets to the flock (an Americauna and a Sussex) but they were hatched at the end of September so no eggs from them yet.
I'm wondering what's up with the Brahma. They have access to their coop, nesting box, feed, and water all day and usually have a few hours in the afternoon to free range in the yard. She seems happy and healthy. I give them scratch and some mealworms as treats and added protein each afternoon. I've looked in, around and under every bush and haven't found a hidden nest. Maybe once the little girls start laying in the spring, she'll start again too? Any ideas?