I have 7, 8 month old chickens, 4 of which are laying. My barred rock, jersey giant, buff orpington and silkie (silkie is 2 years old) are laying, the easter egger, brahma and cochin I am still waiting for. Ive been getting between 1 - 3 eggs a day, normally two. Is this a little low for 4 producing hens? They started to lay around 5 - 6 months old and were laying almost an egg a day each but now its gone done. Also should my other hens have started laying by now (8 months old)? I am almost sure they do not have nest in the yard because everything is covered with snow. I was expecting my easter egger to lay first because her comb got bright red early on but still no eggs from her. A few months ago she had a problem with her toe nails falling out, which is fine now but Im wondering if it could have delayed her laying?