I purchased 5 female chicks this past early March. My Delaware, RI Red, & Partridge Rock have been laying since August if not July. These three pullets seem about equally high on the pecking order. My Americana and Blue Wyandotte are equally low and have yet to lay a single egg. In my two years of raising chicks, I have never had pullets go as late as 8, almost 9 months without ever laying. Any ideas as to why this might be? It does sound quite abnormal for a March chick to wait until December to lay (or even later) doesn't it - that's about 38 weeks... ? Could it have something to do with pecking order? I know these pullets are not laying elsewhere, as recently they have been cooped up in the large space that I have for them all day. There are two nests available to the 5 pullets.