I live in MD and am very new to the chicken world. We have 3 chickens that are now 6 1/2 months old: 2 Easter eggers and 1 Welsummer. One of the Easters is finally laying and we are getting lovely olive eggs from her. We are learning very quickly that chickens love to leave the yard despite trimming flight feathers, they make a huge mess disproportionate to their size, that we keep wanting to expand their home despite space and costs....and that we are addicted to them. Lol.