Okay, so I've been waiting for the past 5-5 1/2 months for my chickens to start laying. 4 of the original 18 have started, the other 14 are just about there. Now I find out that they moult at 6 months, which is in about 2 weeks, and that I don't get any eggs during this time, which lasts for about 4 weeks!!!! what???!?!?!?! Also, do they always moult at 6 months, or give or take a month/week or two??? How long do I have to go without eggs???