Hi all, i'm in a rush so sorry if this sounds, well rushed. Well, I went to a feed store where I originally got my chicks a few days ago, and asked the lady there when she thinks they'll start laying (they are laying breeds, and they are already between 5-6 months old. I also have two silkies that are about 7 months old). She told me that they wouldn't start laying until springtime, because they were born in spring. I live in CA, so the weather is always warm, and very sunny (their coop is located in a light spot, and they are running around about 5 hours a day or more, where they love sleeping in the sun). I was shocked at this statement she said, but I wanted to see if she was correct. I always thought hens only needed light and calcium to lay eggs, I didn't know it had anything to do with the season. And should I switch them to layer pellets when I see the first egg? Or should I switch them to layer pellets before I see the first egg? Any help would be greatly appreciated!