they are rhode island reds, and rhode island newhampshire cross. they just turned a year old. the guy i bought them from had 250 birds and was down to 50 when i got mine. they were all cooped up in a building together with no outside run. he said he was getting alot of eggs. and needed to sell some. i have had my ten for two days and so far got 3 eggs on monday and 1 egg today. how long will it take for them to adjust to new souroundings and start laying regularlly.