I thought I would start a new thread on this topic, which was recently mentioned in another thread pertaining to Barnevelders and their feather patterns. I have 4 Barnie pullets, now about 5 1/2 months old, purchased from Ideal. They are lovely, peace-loving birds. They have not yet started to lay. Recently, someone posted that from 20 Barnies the average daily egg production was 3! Is this what is typical of Barnevelders? I don't need a lot of eggs and got the birds for their good looks and hopefully some darker brown eggs (for fun), but 3 eggs/20 hens is pretty sorry. I was thinking of getting Barnie hatching eggs this spring because I like my pullets so much, but maybe I won't if they hardly lay any eggs. I'm posting a recent photo here of one of my Ideal pullets - I'm happy with their good looks, although they seem a little small to me. Time will tell what color egg they will lay.