My flock of 11 mixed breed hens and 1 rooster were born May 10th are 22 weeks old. I live in Rhode Island and the cold weather and shorter days have arrived with Fall. My girls have not started laying yet and I'm trying to be patient but the anticipation is killing me!! I have been reading about hens not laying due to the cold weather and lack of light. Starting to worry I won't get eggs till spring? Is that just my impatients talking? Anyone else chomping on the bit waiting for their girls to lay?