Me and my wife are brand new to chickens. We know a little but nothing more than basic knowledge. We bought several chickens in hopes of getting eggs but the process seems to be more in depth than we originally thought. We have 6 hens and 1 rooster in all. We have 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR that may have some bantam mixture but is an Easter egger, 1 barred rock hen and one barred rock rooster. All were said to be around 6 months old when we got them about 3 weeks ago. We also have 3 EE that are 4 months old. We have read a lot and tried to set everything up accordingly. The 6 month old EE has layed a few eggs prior to us getting her but none of the others have layed their first egg. We feed the 6month olds laying mash with a 16% protein from a local feed store with occasional scratch grain and greens. we tried dumor layer pellets from TSC but they wouldn't hardly touch them. The 4 months old will eat anything really but heard grower or raiser is best. the 4mon old are in a separate coop then the others. We figured we would have our first egg by now even from at least the one that has layed before but haven't got the first egg. We know its winter but has been fairly mild so far and we heard RIR and BR would lay year round just less in the winter. Wondering if there was anything we are doing wrong or if there is anything we could do to make them want to lay their first eggs or start laying again. Also we know the smaller will not lay for a few months. We may be just a little excited and impatient. Any help would be awesome!!