Hi there! I've got 2 buff orpington pullets that are 18 weeks. One has a noticeably larger comb than the other and they are both getting pretty red, but don't look quite ready... But I am new to chickens. My worry is that it's getting colder and colder and days getting shorter and with them ABOUT to lay....could this weather put their laying instincts to a stop and make them wait until spring? I've heard they're great layers and could lay through winter, but since they havent started I am concerned the weather could affect them? I Also have 2 light brahma girls about 17 weeks with barely any comb at all (I've heard they mature later, but one is getting more red then the other like my buffs) I have 1 GLW pullet 17 weeks also with hardly a comb as well and then 1 big GLW rooster who looks at me like the flock leader... He's hilarious ... Do you think there's Anyway we will be collecting eggs before winter?? Sorry for my lack of knowledge!! I appreciate any advice or comments!!!