It's finally happening. Of my three Orpingtons, two black and one blue with a blue rooster, one of the black hens have laid seven eggs and the blue hen began laying yesterday. The blue one laid her egg under the deck yesterday, but today while she was stuck in the coop because of the cold and snow, she laid her second egg in the nest today. I've been getting an egg a day from the silkie for a long time, but now I'm going to be getting at least a dozen a week from the blue/black Orpingtons. Sure wish that rooster would learn how to do "it" so I could have fertilized eggs. He's trying to learn as fast as he can though, so I have to give him a wide berth. He'll get it sooner or later. EDIT: BTW, these hens and rooster will all be 37 weeks old tomorrow.