Sorry I didnt want to clog up the board with my posts so I thought I would ask two in one. 1) My 6 chickens just started laying eggs..maybe 2 weeks ago and I was told normally for the first month or so they will lay every other day. Well I got four eggs yesterday and so I thought I would only get 1 or 2 eggs today. Well when I went out there there were three eggs and one on the way(lol). I have 4 brown layers and 2 green layers. Well yesterday there were 3 brown and one green and then today when I went out there there were two brown and a green. And the one that was laying an egg is a brown layer. Is this normal? 2) When can a chicken go broody? I mean like at what age? How young is too young? I went out to gather my eggs and I noticed one of my RIR were sitting on the nest. Well I started cleaning off the roost and thought..well Ill just give her a little pet and let her know I love her. ( ) Well when I pet her she lifted up a little and I saw there were eggs under her. I thought when I would grab them she would run squawking out the door but she didnt. She just kinda sat there. She didnt try pecking me or anything either. I didnt want to distrub her too much so I just left her alone. Shes just over a little over 5 months old. Is this too young to go broody?