I have eight hens, hatchery Orpingtons and Easter Eggers, who were hatched first of April. They have bright red combs/wattles, perform the behaviors associated with laying, and are even allowing the Orp roo to breed them. But NO EGGS! By the time they're ready to be bred, shouldn't they already have been laying? Which comes first, generally, the rooster or the eggs? Also, every time I go to the run, there are enough feathers on the ground to make several more chickens. Is our timing just bad luck, having them reach maturity right at molting season? Is that keeping them from laying?