Well I got 8 chickens back in April of last year and they have grown up nicely. Up till now they haven't produced any eggs at all. We have 8 hens and 2 roosters, they have always stayed in the coop and run and have never been free to roam. About a month ago I thought maybe it was stress so I let them loose. They roam around all day and then go back in at night without any trouble. I been giving them laying mash and built roosts out of 5 gallon buckets and still nothing. Tonight I got home and a rooster had a hen pined to the ground and I think was trying to mate. Not sure though. Any advice would be helpful and very appreciated. My 11 year old daughter who I got the chickens for belevies that we will never see an egg and that the chickens are broken...lol.