Hi Troy! I'm in Louisa, also looking for relatively close "buds".
I have Dorkings, Buckeyes and Silver Appleyard Ducks. Oh yeah, hatched last nite was an unknown parentage chick. I had to give that broody pullet Something to do!
About the only thing you can do is be patient. Some chickens start laying at 16 weeks, some won't lay until 30 weeks. I have a couple 26 week old English Orpingtons that haven't started laying yet. When I got a few 1 year old RIR laying hens a while back it took 4 weeks before they got settled in and started laying again. Even with molting and shorter days some will continue to lay regularly. Now would be a good time to stock up on recipes.
I have exclusively Buff Orpingtons. My oldest girls hatched in June 2014 and didn't start laying til nearly Thanksgiving but as ApiaryandAviary mentioned, they haven't missed a day since! They laid consistently through the cold winter and the only thing that has slowed them down was going broody and raising chicks. I've had several rounds of chicks hatched this year between May and July and only 1 has come into lay at this point so be patient! I'd expect them to start laying in the next month, slowly and some irregular shapes, smaller eggs, etc. but by December or January they will have it figured out and be providing great eggs on a daily basis!