Well I have a flock of 8 that I got as day olds March 24th, 7 of them have been laying since last of August first of September. One (Australorpe) has never started to lay yet, not a single egg. So really its 7/8 or 6/8. But I consider that to be awesome, I am very proud that they lay so well. I have other chickens, but they are younger. And a lot of people in my area sell their eggs, so I do not want my customer to go elsewhere, lol. I do not intend to keep buying chicks once I get these ones up and laying, I intend to raise my own as well. Just getting started pretty much. My son and I did hatch a small flock recently. We put 13 eggs in the incubator, 7 hatched, 2 died, so we have a little mixed flock of 5 chicks that are 10 weeks. I think 2 of them are roos.