We are first time chicken owners, although we have family who are loooong time chicken parents. We have a Rhode Island Red (Smores) who lays an egg a day. We also have two Jersey Giants, one hen (Eragon) and one rooster (Willy). Sadly, our big, fat Cornish Cross (Bucket) had a heart attack last month. Very, very sad time for all. My question is: when will our Jersey girl start laying (she's just 6 mos now)? I know that they are slower to mature than other chickens, but I am having a hard time finding a lot of info about them online. One website said she won't lay until she is 8 mos, but others say 6 mos. Our Rhodey has been laying for two months now! Pretty little eggs, perfect from the first one. Our Jersey girl doesn't seem at all interested in laying, no nest building, etc. Thank you in advance for any info/help!! Backyard Chickens was our bible from the first moment we brought home our little peeps.