Perhaps I'm just impatient - I hope that's all it is! My 25-week-old RIR and Australorps (2 of each) have not yet started laying. I have 2 silkies who are broody and not laying. I have no eggs! They all seem healthy, but being a little new at this, I fear I'm missing something. Should I check anything? Will they start laying when the time is right or is there ever a situation in which they wont start laying?