This is a picture of my year old Australorp. She did not start laying until she was 9 months old. After that she been laying off and on. Nothing for probably a months or so. She eats and drink, but usually hangs out by herself. Her comb never really grew much. Her sister is doing great. Feeding 21% layer feed, oyster shell free choice, meal worms and BOSS now and then. They free range all day.