our chickens are now 25 weeks old, and we are still not getting eggs. I have tried everything that I have read in books or Internet and nothing seems to be working. The ones that should be laying are 4 aracaunas and 1 cochin. 1 of the aracaunas finally started laying last week, when we locked them in their coop for a few days. The chickens free range all day ( with access to their coop at all times) and are closed in their coop at night. We have water available inside and out, as well as oyster shell inside. They are cd kitchen scraps daily. We have layer mash, but they do not seem to like it preferring to forage for bugs and such. Their coop is in our barn with roosts and built in nest boxes. The nest boxes all have fake eggs in them (golf balls) and the girls know where they are and have gone in them and made nests, but we are not getting any eggs. It is very frustrating!!!