I thought maybe my Black Australorp was laying already a few days ago, but now I am quite sure. I got 5 eggs today out of my nests. I have 5 Dark Cornish (not a great layer, but have started laying in the middle of this cold snap of -15 to -20˚ the last month), but I have never gotten more than 3 eggs in a day. Today I collected 5, and one is noticeably smaller and a mauve-ish color. I believe my very first, raised from a chick pullet has blessed me with her offering I have not been adding light for them, but I have been giving them a few black sunflower seeds and some calf manna. I did notice the manna gets them laying though if they haven't been. Thanks to advice from a BYCer. Also, her comb and wattles are just as red as the DCs are, I looked real close today. I think I have become a full fledged chicken geek.