Our Wellsummer is about 28 weeks old and still hasn't laid. She appears very healthy and has a bright red comb, but she is a hard to to catch. This afternoon she was sitting on top of the next box lid and just let me pick her up so I finally got the first good look at her that I've had since she left the brooder. Everything checks out except she has a tiny vent. It actually took me about five minutes to find it and what I found was a horizontal slit about 1/2- 2/3 " across. I can open it and though it's small, it's moist, pulsing and looks normal inside. She's a nicely shaped hen and her pelvis seem normal and plenty wide. Is this because she hasn't laid or a sign that she will never lay? Even though I was really looking forward to those dark brown eggs, I am hoping it's the latter because I doubt she could survive laying even a tiny egg.