We live in Utah and my girls are now 30 weeks old and they still are not laying! I am new to raising chickens this year but with what I have read at least one should be laying by now or I am doing something wrong. In my flock we have a Giant Blue Cochin, Americana , Buff Orpington , Silkie Bantam, and a Light Brahma . I know that Bantams take longer but from what I've read the others start sooner. They are on a 16% protein scratch (they hated the pellets) that I mix half and half with the grower starter mix. I've read mixed reviews on how long to keep them on the grower starter so I started mixing it with the protein at 20 weeks. They are free range a few days a week and get all sorts of table scraps. I know fall is here and I am a tad worried they wont start laying now till next year! Is there anything else I can do to encourage them?