Hello fellow chicken lovers and thanks for all the excellent advice. I started my first flock of 8 chicks last April 3 and everything has gone great except for my Welsummer who has not laid one egg . I have 8 different breeds and they are all laying except my Welsummer. She has never seemed stressed and she is in the middle of the pecking order. They are on quality layer feed, they have a huge coop and roost and free range my small yard every day. I search frequently for hidden nests but they all lay in their nesting boxes. I guess I will just keep being patient. I find lots of brown and blue eggs but no dark brown spotted eggs like I'm expecting.. Have any of you Welsummer owners had such a long wait for eggs.