In April our day-old chicks arrived via the U.S. Postal service. We assembled a brooder box, we hired the Urban Chicken Consultant, and we wiped their bottoms so they didn't get "pasted up". We assembled a coop, we share our kitchen scraps and we play with them daily. Still, we have no eggs.
The chicken consultant says they will lay any day now. But this is Oak Park and I expect my chickens to be advanced in all ways. They live in an architecturally significant coop, with members of diverse breeds, and they only eat organic feed. Still, we have no eggs.
So patient we will be, I guess. We don't have many other options, except stewing about it. Not the chickens, of course.