I have a person who has 3 hens, 2 americaunas and 1 barred rock that wants to sell me for $40.00. They are all 1 yr old. His city ordinance prevents him from having chickens. He swears that he bought the hens locally as pullets and thinks they will start to lay in the spring next year. The pic he sent me shows that they are mature and look healthy and indeed are hens. They are in a tractor type coop in a small back yard. Can 3 healthy hens not have laid any eggs for a year? I am going to see them and look for any obvious problems, but would appreciate any insight as to what to look for.