I have a 38 going on 39 week old chantecler who has yet to lay her fist egg. I took a picture of her head yesterday and posted it so you could see her. She is a really nice looking partridge Chantecler, but she did not start laying before winter....never started and I honestly can't say she looks like she will any time soon. I picked by birds for winter heartiness. My buff brahama and barred Plymouth rock laid all winter. My Welsummer quit in October, but this dear bird has yet to lay. Anyone with this kind of experience I should would appreciate your insight. I live in MT. My ladies are free range and have a great insulated coop with windows but no extra light. I know that is why the Welsummer quit for the winter, but this lady has get to grace us with her first egg.