Ok My girls will be 6 months old in August. I have read they usually start laying at that age. It is also the hottest part of the year here and I have read heat and cooler weather can stop them from laying. So my question is WILL my girls lay or will they hold off till spring? I am good either way I didnt get them for the eggs they are pets to me so if they hold off I am fine I just wondering around the time so I will know to start looking. I am SUPER excited to get my first egg and I have a 22 year old son with aspergers who has really opened up around the chickens! He will feed and water them. He got tickled the other day when Tyson ( my roo ) pecked him when he was hand feeding them!. He normally freaks out at the sight of red skin but he didnt and said its ok he was showing me he loved me! Because of his aspergers he is very intelligent but has the mind set of a much younger adult. He LOVES these chickens. Butter ( one of the girls ) loves him and will try to fly on him. Its cute.! I will post pics of him feeding the chicks when I get to my phone.