Hard to believe I am going into my 4th year of owning chickens. Have had some good luck, and some not so good luck. So last year I had a flock that was about a year and a half old. Well they were pecking the heck out of each other so I got rid of them to a local farmer who said they would be let free to roam all day. I knew in my heart that's what they needed. So last end of summer ish, I bought what I thought were 8 hens at about 16 weeks old. So, doing the quick math in my head, figured by fall ish time, I should be getting eggs. This was last fall. I can count how many eggs I've gotten without using my toes! So yeah. 8 Red Sex Link hens at 16 weeks old just about ready to lay for 8 bucks a piece. So yeah I've got taken for a ride at the cost of 64 bucks and the price of the food. So I'm thinking I am going to get rid of these non laying hens, and starting with a fresh flock this spring. In unrelated news, I have a just about a 4 year old Americana from my original 5 (lone survivor) that still every now and then drops an egg for us to enjoy. So hello from Plainfield !! Think Spring!!