Hi ,I am sorry that I am the one to tell you ( you still have to wait at least another 3 months more,I have 6 RIR and finlly after along wait (6months and 3 weeks ) 3 of them started laying.
My RIR were hatched May 5th and the first one started laying at 20 weeks. I have 8 RIR and I only got an egg a day with a break on Tuesdays for two weeks then I slowly started getting 2 or 3 the 3 or 4 and the last 2 days I have gotten 6. Of course the BR who are the same age could be starting to lay.
I have 5 RIRs that were hatched Jun 4th....I don't expect them to lay anytime soon. However, I have 2 BR mix hens that are now 26 weeks...but haven't gotten any eggs from them yet.
They are eating the layer feed just fine...and I make sure they have plenty of water. I guess all I can do is let nature take it's course!
Good luck on your RIRs laying!
Still nothing for me. Is it usual for you to feel the breast bone in the chickens? Im just not sure if they are under weight or not?
I cant wait for my first egg but it seems like it will never happen!