So my hens have never laid, they are about six month maybe seven months old. I wondered if they didn't lay because when they reach egglaying age the days werent long enough but I think they would have laid an egg or two. I have four hens a rooster and seven ducks in a six by four foot hut with roosting bars that is approximately fi e and a half feet tall. I just recently started turning a light on in ghe coop and leaving a large bowl of layer pellets in there with a bowl of water at all times on top of the nesting boxes bc the one on the ground the ducks foul up to quickly. When can I expect eggs? They've been on the layer pellets for a week now and nearly two weeks of the light.