I have five pullets we hatched out earlier this year, now 23 weeks old. They are all large fowl, and are from a local farm. My feed store girls were all laying by this age, but I know I may have to wait longer b/c these aren't production chickens. My only worry is that if it gets too cold, or the days too short, they won't start laying until spring. Do you guys have pullets start laying during the winter, or do they seem to hold off for longer days? Here are a few shots of them, I think for the most part they look ready to lay, but they aren't squatting for me yet. OE-Brooke, in the back, EE-Daisy and BLRW-Chippy in the front.I know the BLRW has a bum comb, but since we don't have a roo and she is a pet, doesn't matter to me. EE-Cupcake in the back (grey), BLRW (black)-Amber in the middle, BLRW-Chippy in the front Brooke, Daisy and Amber again Daisy and Brooke Cupcake-middle, Chippy front. The hen in the back is my broody extradoinaire that hatched them for me. I think these two look closest to lay out of the five pullets. The two EEs, Cupcake and Daisy BLRW Amber, couldn't get her to look at the camera, and my broody in the background. Amber's neck feathers look a little thin b/c she had a run in with my older flock, and her neck was plucked pretty badly. So, I know it is all guessing, but what do you think? Will they give me some eggs soon? I have heard of some LF birds taking 30+ weeks to lay.