Almost 8 months ago we purchased our first chicks- 1 BR, 1 GC, & 1 RIR. Almost 4 months ago the GC & the BR started laying. I love them; they are so consistant with their timing & laying every day (well, the BR takes one day a week off ). My RIR still is not laying & shows no desire to lay. We have 4 more chickens that are younger than her (2 EE's & 2 Black Australorps) They are reaching the 5-6 month mark (EE's are the youngest of the flock). Does my RIR need another RIR?? Is she waiting for everyone else to get on board? My husband is getting tired of her apathy & threating her with the soup pot!! Any helpful ideas because I'm at with her!!! Thank you!!