Okay, I hatched some Ameraucanas in the spring--true Ameraucanas from a breeder. It was not a good hatch--only 2 roos and 2 hens (well, technically still pullets). Anyway, they are a little over 9 months old and still I haven't found a single egg...or any remnants of one in the run or coop area. Unfortunately, due to a total reconfiguration of our coop/run and needed additions plus all the uncooperative weather we had here over the summer, they were in pretty cramped quarters (a very large cage with occasional access to an outdoor pen) for a while. However, for several months they have been in a partitioned area of our coop to separate them from the rest of our laying flock and another rooster. The also have all-day access to a fairly large run (probably 4-5' x at least 15' x 5' tall) of their own. The two roos started fighting :-( , so I moved one of them out a couple of weeks ago. Since the coop area is a partitioned area of a large coop, there is no place to put nest boxes, but I have a hutch in the run--click "hutch" to see what I'm talking about. Hubby added two nest boxes, and we just leave the door open like in the pic. I realize that sometimes hens don't use the boxes provided right away, or sometimes never, but they just don't seem to be laying at all. Any ideas on what else to consider? Or do you guys think it is just because of the less-than-desirable situation in the beginning that has delayed them. I have Marans that were hatched a month after them and were in a similar situation, and they have just started laying sporadically...the biggest dang "first eggs" I've ever seen, by the way! Maybe it's just the Ameraucana breed??? Should I be concerned that there is a health problem? They have feed/water daily, as well as a calcium supplement available which they aren't eating. Thanks for any input!!