I picked up my 6 chickens from a local farmer here on Mar 6: 2 silkies, 2 RIRs and 2 australorps. Love them all! The 2 silkies were 10+ months old and I got an egg a day between the two of them for the first 3 weeks or so; pure bliss! The other 4 were born around Nov 1 or so (if I remember her right), so I'm not really expecting anything out of them for another couple weeks. The silkies, though, are worrying me. They dont leave the nest box hardly ever. We had golf balls in there, but removed them for fear they were trying to hatch them. Now, they just sit on nothing all day. No eggs from either for a few weeks. Ideas? Tips? Tricks? Thanks!