Ok - So i've come to the conclusion that my feed store isn't exactly the best source of information for raising my 3 Black Asutralorps. My girls are going on 21 weeks and have yet to lay an egg - but they are still getting starter food, because according to the feed store, I am to feed them starter until they lay their first egg - then I can switch to layer feed. But ... almost 21 weeks and STILL not a single egg.. they have a nest box, with a golf ball in it (It's been sitting there for a couple weeks and no progress ) If i switch them to layer will that help? And is she right in saying that the starter is what they should eat until an egg is laid? 2 of them already have their wattles and combs and are red.. we have one that's always been smaller and hers are still pink. I just want egggggss!! I'm due to buy food soon and I was wondering if I indeed DO have to switch them to layer should I make a gradual change and mix it w/the existing starter? Or just straight shoot to layer cold turkey? HaAaaaLpPppP!!