So a ways back my mini flock got ruined by a opossum. Nightly it would kill one of my hens. Till all but one lone Australorp remained. We built the flock back up out of local chick deals on CL. Ok, so Rowdy the Australorp is pretty **** good layer. She hardly misses a day. And I knew we'd have to wait on these youngsters to start earning their keep. Well, I found a blue egg under my shed about 3 weeks ago that I attribute to this americauna hen. But that's the only one I have found. So, is she not laying others? Am I not finding them? So there are a total of 8 birds, the 2 mentioned, 2 banty roos, 2 unknown cochins, an unknown copper maran and a pullet banty. These birds are a lot of different ages but it seems like they should well be laying by now. I wonder is rowdy keeping them out of the coop? She may be top of the flock even above that bossy little roo. She still remembers the days when there was a big barred cock around. Is there any tricks to induce laying? Or will these chickens just be horrible layers?