Hi, So I recently purchased three australorp hens at around four months old. It has been about three months since (so they are about 7 months old now) and they have not started laying eggs. I have done some research and am still at a loss to why they have not started. I feel like they have a pretty healthy life-style with a coop that keeps them safe from predators. My only real answer has been due to winter/shorter days my only problem is that most articles I've read is about why chickens STOP laying eggs and I'm really curious to why mine have not STARTED laying eggs. Any advice/tips? Thanks for your help!