I am ***************l and I just got chickens this year. I wanted a variety so got 1 Buff Orphington, 1 White Sex-linked, and one Plymouth Rock. As far as I know, they are all hens. Right now, they are 7 months old and not laying yet. I was told by my local feed store that they are supposed to start laying at 5 months. Any tips or advice on that? We are feeding them layer feed and table scraps and they always have food and water available. I am also looking into hatching some eggs to add to my flock. I incubated duck eggs once, but they never hatched. My agriculture teacher helped me candle the eggs and helped me with that process, but I still don't know what happened. Does anybody know what kind of incubator to get? Any suggested breeds for Plant City, FL? Any tips or advice would be a big help. Thanks!