Hi everybody! I am fairly new to raising chickens, and this is my first post. After stalking backyard chickens for months, I decided it was time to just give in and join I am the proud owner of two true black Ameraucanas, and three mutts (leghorn dad, RIR mom). No one is laying (yet!) but I am excited to see what happens. My Ameraucanas are 24 weeks old today, and my easter eggers are 15 weeks. And in case you're still reading...I live in the southern Arizona desert and found two diamondback rattlesnakes in my coop this morning! Hubby shot them both, we sealed all holes...everyone is ok! It is a daily adventure. Perhaps the snakes would explain my lack of eggs?