Hello Backyard Chicken peeps. I have been a member for a year or so but have not used the forum yet. However, I am having a problem with two of my hens, a Rhode Island Red and an Americauna. They are both about 6 months old and still not laying. All of the hens I have had in the past have begun laying in their 5th month. Is there anyone that has had similar experiences? If so, did your hens eventually start laying? I am wondering if there could be an environmental factor contributing to this...or am I just impatient?