Ok, so I am ready to give up. We have the SWEETEST Black Austrolorps that we raised. Bought them on April 1st, and they were maybe 3 days old or so. I just counted on the calendar and it has been 31+ weeks and NEITHER CHICKEN IS LAYING! We have a great coop, a nice warm heat lamp all day and niight here in Utah, food, oyster shell, constant water and food, and they are outside all day in the backyard. WHAT MORE DO THEY NEED???? My only thought is that their feather on their backs close to their tails (but not there actual tail feathers) and all snipped up as though another one of our chickens (6 others, including reds and leghorns) may be PECKING at their feathers and breaking them off? I don't see ANY of those black feathers in the coop, though anywhere! What is going on??? ANyone have ideas???? AHHHHH!!!!! Plus the fact that we have 8 chickens and barely get 2-4 per day!