My new chicks are 26 weeks old and still not laying, should i be worried? there are 3 speckled sussex, 4 easter eggers, a couple half easter egger half something else, and 3 pearl white leghorns. the 3 leghorns have been laying eggs for weeks, pretty much everyday. One of the easter eggers goes into the nest box everyday and looks like she's seriously trying to lay an egg, she even pants. Is there something wrong with them? they seem healthy.