I have the most stubborn chickens. I'm praying for my first egg. I have 7 hens and 1 roo. They are all 23 weeks except for three of them at about 20 weeks. They free range all day and spend the night in the coop. I see all of the egg laying behaviors-sqwat, cackle, today I even saw the roo mount one of the girls. Our weather here has been wacky hot n'windy, cool, hot, now cool again. The days are getting shorter. What if they dont lay soon, will they hold off until spring? I talk to these girls everyday asking them where are my eggs! They love it, they follow me all over looking for the eggs. Going egg crazy here.