I had bought 8 chicks from the local farm store in Michigan during the month of April. i gave 3 to a friend and kept 5 (2 barred rocks, 2 orpingtons, and 1 rhode island red). My friends' chickens have been laying for some time now and i haven't gotten anything yet! I have a nice coop with artificial light (15 hrs of daylight), three nesting boxes with golf balls, and a 4-0 high 12x12 run. i feed them layer pellets and they have plenty of water...but no eggs...am i doomed with no egg producing hens?