Just recently became chicken owners and could use some advice. I have 2 RIR 7 week old pullets, 1 RIR 7week old Roo and also adopted 5 Leghorn hens about 1 year old. They were the former owners sons pets and were not being well cared for. I have had them for almost a month. None fo the hens have laid yet. I am thinking it is the transition and the heat. We live in SE Georgia. It's been in the 90's. One of the hens lost fanny feathers and was posturing as if to lay but nothing happened. I know you are thinking I was given much older birds but I've known the former owner for years. Just not the type to deceive. I was thinking about putting a fan in the coop. Feed is layer pellets for the big girls and starter crumbles for the little ones. Thanks for your help! Two horses, two dogs, two cats, one turtle, saltwater fish, three RIR, five LHorn, a great husband, fantastic son and the women that loves them all.