Hi everybody! I am new to chickendom, and have been reading your posts for several months now. Thank you for all the great info and advice! I have a flock of 18, with 8 Barred Rocks, 6 Rhode Island Reds, and 4 Easter Egger Ameracaunas that came from the local feed store as chicks this past April. I am in Western Colorado, at the foot of the Grand Mesa. I have an 8x8 coop, with 12 boxes, a 10x8 enclosed run, and a 75x80 fenced chicken yard for them to "free range." So far, I have about 5 who are laying. 2 easter eggers are giving me beautiful chocolate colored eggs (on two days, off one) and 3 reds have laid, one is quite regular, laying every day. They started laying 2 weeks ago this past Sunday. So far I've gotten about 2 dozen eggs. None of the rocks have laid yet, but most are doing the squat so they're ready. Love my girls and love this forum! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!