I know everyone asks about egg-shortage issues, but dang! I hatched a round of chicks last April and kept 13 of them- and they STILL haven't laid an egg! Okay, okay, I got 2 or 3 tiny 'first eggs' in October and that was it. I have 6 older hens (2-5yo) who are laying daily (as of two weeks ago), and 1 out of 2 turkey hens are laying daily. But not a single egg from any of the young gals. All have tight combs and waddles still. Ameraucanas, marans, turkens, and orpingtons. They free-range 1/2 acre, are a healthy weight, have 11 nest box slots in the coop, and 3 more outside the coop (i recently built those hoping to encourage them), but of course the older girls fight over their favorite 2 boxes inside. No apparent diseases. Normal nicely formed feces, no lice or mites. I've got a light coming on at 6am for a full 12 hour day. They're on a local non-gmo ground pea, corn, and wheat mix of about 17% protein that I make 'oatmeal' out of daily, they've flourished on it in the icy weather. They also free-range for extra treats. They should otherwise be perfectly happy, but I'm grinding my teeth waiting for eggs! Possiblities: - the weather's been totally irratic this winter, 10 degrees one week, 60 the next - I've had a skunk visiting on and off since last summer. At one point he was just out in the yard with the girls and they kept about 15' from him but otherwise went about their business. The dog has attacked this thing several times but it's HUGE (and now limping). I haven't lost a chicken yet and it can't get into the coop. If they felt threatened, it seems odd the older girls would be laying and the younger not. At one point I thought it might be because I had too many roos, but I rehomed the last of my excess boys around the new year. There was never any aggression in the flock, and the girls aren't missing feathers or torn up. I've now got 4 roos to 19 girls (+2 turkeys). Only one roo seems to breed the older girls. The other three just hang out in the back and stay quiet. My 10mo hens won't let the boys breed with them. Should I separate two or three of the roos? Other than that I'm stumped!