I've been waiting 29 weeks for my 2 ee's and br to start laying, but still nothing. Is it possible I picked out the only duds of the group? lol I'm so frustrated and I'm seriously thinking about sending them to the freezer. Theres a feed store nearby that has 20 week old red stars already laying and it sooooo tempting to go over there and get some. I just want some eggs and my chickens are driving me crazy! Are they going to wait until next year to lay or what? What do ya'll do with the birds that are 'freeloaders'?