I bought mature hens (4-8 months each) and have had them home since the first of August. The guy at the feed store said that I should have been seeing eggs by now, which was 3 weeks ago. He suggested to add dry cat food to the laying feed, which I did. Ha Ha, they absolutely love the cat food. I never knew cat food was 30% protein. So still now eggs. No butts in the air. No nuthin. But they are very fun and very happy. We let them free range and it is fun watching them dig up grass snakes who who knows what else. Interestingly, they don't like staying outside of their run for very long. They like their run. Anyway, not sure what anyone can say about why ours are not laying. We live in Austin and the weather has been pleasant. They get shade and I have an outdoor fan that blows into the run. Part of the run has a tarp over it for shade. Anyone else with non laying hens? We have a very cool rooster, but he does not ever crow. Funny how our flock is. But they are fun fun fun. Would not trade em for a second.