Hi Chicken People! I've been lurking the forums for quite some time, dreaming of getting chickens. It's finally happened and so naturally I would like some expert insight. My three lovely girls are a RIR named Rosie who is probably 8-10 months old and two Delawares named Juniper and Clementine who are probably 6-8 months old. Nobody is currently laying. Rosie was a laying (maybe got 4-5 eggs total) when I got her but has stopped. The Delaware have not yet begun. The days are short now and I've changed their feed to include probably too many treats yadda yadda. (Because it's super fun to feed them!) So I'm not surprised that Rosie quit for now....maybe until the spring even though I thought reds lay through the winter. Yesterday, however I noticed for the first time that Rosie's comb was very very red. (Delawares' are still pretty pale.) And then this morning (while I was bringing them a pie plate of quinoa, broccoli greens, and egg shells along with their boring food), I picked up and cuddled each one (much to their chagrin). And when I went for Rosie, she did the squat for the first time. So, what are your guesses? You think she may lay again soon? This pic is from one week ago before Rosie's comb got really bright.