Hello all, I have really enjoyed responses from everyone over the past year regarding other post I have read on BYC, so I have decided to join BYC myself. I have a rather large flock but new to keeping chickens. All of my birds are pets. Their only job is to look pretty on my farm and lay me some eggs. I have beautiful Black Australorp's that have a hatch date of January 29th and 30th. I have not received one egg to date. They are well cared for; Fed several times throughout the day, always fresh water, beautiful large coop, free range during day safely put away at night. Any suggestions how to get eggs faster or is it normal to take this long for hens to start laying. Sigh.