We are newbie's. About six weeks ago we purchased 6 hens that were 18 weeks old. They should be around 24weeks now and we haven't had one egg yet. We feed them layer pellets and they eat like pigs. We let them free range when ever we can, at least a half hour per day and someday longer. They all just recently started sleeping on their perches, before this week they were sleeping in their nesting boxes. All have their combs and waddles out now, but they're not really bright red. I'm wondering if they were really 18 weeks when we bought them from the garden center. If anyone has any suggestions as to what we are doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate it.