Long story short... I got seven hens mid-July, the breeder said they would start laying in about a month. Early September, still no eggs. Hens are big, strong, healthy, beautiful, get plenty of daylight and the right food, etc etc. My friend suggested introducing two laying hens to the flock to show them how it's done so last week we brought two spring hens home and have gotten an egg a day from each of them so far. YEY! right? Well... This morning there was CROWING from the coop, thought I had imagined it... fed the gang as usual, went about my things, returned a couple hours later to throw them some scratch in their outside run and two of the three silkies were in the middle of a COCK FIGHT! OMG - worst thing evar! I wanted to cry Turns out the silkies were not properly sexed, i asked for 3 hens and got 1 hen and 2 roos, only the roos never displayed any male behaviors until today. Now I look at them properly and my gosh, they don't look like hens at all - when did this transformation happen and how could I have been so dumb to not notice earlier! Did their sexual maturity suddenly "click on" because of the two new hens which are laying eggs? What could have triggered it? Are my other 5 hens any closer to finally laying eggs? HELP!