So this is my first go around at chickens and i still have alot to learn. First off i never took note of when i got them. I assume it was in late april. I also got 2 rounds of chicks so one is about a week or so older than the other 3. I have 1 Black sexlink 2Reds and 1 unknown. something that looksl ike a red but has alot of yellow around the neck, anyhoo when they were about 14-16 weeks old I switched them over to a laying pellet at -the advise of the feed store. They are now about 17-20 weeks old. To me they look healthy, theyre plump with good feathers. theyre active and they eat very well, but no eggs so far. Ive done alot of reading in these forums and it seems that 20 weeks with no eggs isnt that uncommon but it seems that most people are not going to a laying pellet until you see the first eggs. I tried to google this but im getting nowhere. Somewere i read said 6 months for eggs and less production.. what did i do? would it just be better to wack them now and try again next spring?