We live in Iowa, Irealise it is getting a little colder here but it is still in the 60's in our area (but not for long...) but as normal... the days are getting shorter.... Anyways... I bought silkie chicks the last week of march this year and since it is now november... I'm wondering why they are not laying... a few cochins I purchased along with them are laying (started over a month ago) but the silkies... over 30 hens, a few buff laced polish and some bantam sultans and a few OEG bantams are NOT laying,,, only the 3 cochins! oh and one turken is also laying pretty consistent.....What is the deal... am i just being too impatient? Does anyone know how long it usually takes for these breeds to lay?