This is my first bunch of chickens so I'm not sure if different breeds start laying at different times. I have 8 hens, all hatched the week of 8/11. Two leghorns and two silkies are laying and have been since about the first of the year. But none of my four gold laced wyndottes are laying yet. They are a nice size and get plently of water, layer crumble and free choice oyster shell. So why haven't they started? Actually I was surprised my little silkies started laying first, as everything I read about them made them seem like poor layers.