I have a nine month old red sex link, Serema, and Easter egger which have not started laying yet. I also have a 7 month old black sex link, a 5 month old BR and 5 month old Maran. I just started giving them lay crumbles. They've been making sounds like they want to lay but still nothing. We have a very spacious coop and run with nesting boxes and they also get to free range a bit. It's winter so the days are shorter but we're in the south so they still get quite a bit of sun and my sister-in-laws hens are still laying dependably without additional light. Any suggestions? Could my kids playing with them scare them enough to keep them from laying? We hand raised them from a day old each so I didn't think that'd be a problem.