Hi guys! I'm new to the chicken world and I was wondering what age chickens typically start to lay. My chickens are Road Island Reds mostly and I've had them about 2 1/2 months. They have gotten fairly big and they stay outside now. They get just normal scratch feed, sometimes some grain from the pigs feed is tossed in there too(sometimes lettuce, bread, cabbage, ect.). I don't know if the breed or food affect it but if you need more details or questions to help me out a little then I'll answer freely. I was wondering because one of my babies (one of my chickens) just died this morning and me or my mama can't figure out why. She looked perfectly fine and their water/food was normal. The temperature didn't get low last night and the only thing bad about the weather is is that its really windy. So we were wondering if its because she was egg bound, but we don't know what age they lay eggs at so we weren't sure. Thanks for reading this and help us if you can! And if you are willing to tell us what scraps they can't have and how often they should get scraps at all might help to. Thanks again!