I found the first egg from my 6 buff orpington hens today in the run. I was surprised one of the hens laid it at only 18 weeks and 5 days old. I was figuring they were gonna make me suffer until like 25 weeks. I noticed this one hen was very "friendly" yesterday and for 2 days she's been going in and out of the nest boxes, but found the egg in the run. I have a golf ball, ping pong ball and some brownish/pink rocks that are egg shape in the nest boxes. The wife pointed out that BO's don't lay white eggs so we should have brownish/pink decoy eggs.