Hi everyone! I have 5 pullets, they are all about 19 weeks old. On Wednesday one of my salmon faverolles (Bernice) started making quite the racket and going in and out of the nest boxes complaining. I figured she was about to start laying. 2 hours later, I went out....She had calmed down and I found my first egg in one of the nest boxes! It was really much larger than I expected, and was sort of a speckled off-white. It had a tiny bit of blood on it. I was super excited. Then on Friday we found another egg in the same box. This one was much smaller, and a light tan color. I thought another one of the hens had started to lay. Then we found another on Saturday, and then on Sunday Bernice was in and out of the nest boxes being loud again, and sure enough......she laid another egg! I had thought that the other 2 eggs must have been from one of the other girls because they looked so different from the first one, but this one looked just like them, so I think she must be the only one laying, and the first egg was just a little off! So, is it normal for hens to jump right into regular laying? I thought that she would lay irregularly at first but this has been 4 eggs in 5 days! What a good girl! The other odd thing about this is that she was my weak chick. She had to be seperated and hand fed as a baby, and for the longest time she was only about a third of the size of the others. She took twice as long to feather out and I assumed she was going to take longer to lay, but from what I can tell.....she is the only one laying! I know the other girls will start soon because I'm getting some really red combs and their hips are starting to widen. So, do they usually start full on laying once they get their first egg? I'm so proud of her!