My neighbor and I bought 25 Americana chicks the end of March this year and split them, I took 12 and she took 13. Mine started laying at 41/2-5 months old and are producing very steadily, even with the shorter days(I have a light on a timer so they get 16 hours of light every day). My neighbors pullers, now 8+ months old, have never laid a single egg! Any ideas on what is going on? We both used chick feed, and then transitioned to Layeena.