I bought 6 each of three different varieties back in late April/early May. While some of them have started laying-and I suspect all of them within a few weeks- it seems to me that the timing for delivery of chicks doesn't agree particularly well with where I am and the coincidence of the expected onset of laying with the onset of cold weather. It seems they might be hampered by cold weather and not become reliable egg-layers until next spring. It was 34 degrees this morning so we're into the cold already, with the majority of the flock not having laid any eggs yet... What can I expect here in the Northeast as the cold increases month by month? Will it be a lean egg-laying season until the warm weather returns (with attendant light)? Thoughts from fellow Yankees?