Hi all, one more question. I have 5 Silkie cross pullets from my mid-April hatch earlier this year (making them 8mo). They are crosses of EEs, but they are all bantam sized. They look a lot smaller than my adult Silkie hens, but maybe that's just because they have normal feathers and not puffed-up Silkie feathers? Anyway - none of them are laying yet. How old are silkie or silkie crosses before they start laying? Will it be soon, or are they going to hold out until spring?