I have 4 ladies I was given them in September of this year. They are a year old and "layers"...supposedly. I know they have an adjustment period and I also know that living in Michigan and having the cold weather also has an effect. They have a mash from the local mill with a composition of oyster shells, corn and minerals. We also give them pellets...they snag the ducks pellets. They free range the rest of the time. We have also installed a solar LED light in the coop to encourage laying.....nada. No eggs.