Ok, sorry for the double question here, but I have three 7 month old biddies who haven't decided to start laying yet. Two are Partridge Cochins, one is a Dark Brahma. Is this normal?? Also, my one layer, a Buff Orpington of the same age hasn't laid in almost a week where she was laying almost one egg a day regularly. There was an attack by a racoon or possum last Monday, but all have healed (minor wounds) and our Buff Orpington even laid that day and two days afterwards. Could her quitting be part of a post-attack trauma? She suffered a slight cut on her back during the attack. We moved their tractor to a different area where they'll get some more sunlight and are keeping our fingers crossed that this might help. Any other ideas?