Just a beginner in the whole chicken and the egg thing. Trying different things to get my 6 chickens to lay. My daughter and her friend purchased them and well, I know they are chickens, and I know they are female. Have no idea what breed they are. But I am trying my best.They are about 8 months old and I am trying different feeds and just installed a water system to they will always have clean water. Just got some scratch to blend in with the 16% pellets. Just found this site and have learned much just since I signed on. Just curious, will having ducks around affect their laying eggs? They are inseperable (very strange to watch how they interact).