I have 7 pullets in my mixed flock that are over 20 weeks. They've been exhibiting all the signs of being ready to lay. I've had a few squatting for a couple of weeks and a few egg songs. Finally I found what appeared to be a shell less egg on Monday that was picked at. No egg since and they've been incredibly quiet ever since despite being super noisy recently. Not sure what if anything is going on. They seem healthy and happy it just seems like they've regressed. Doesn't help that I've been super anxious since Monday. I know initial laying is inconsistent, so how long of a break can they take between the first lay and the next?