Hi Everyone, We've been quite busy with a whole bunch of responsibilities but did want to let you all know that the chickens are doing amazing! So happy I do have a couple of questions ... -From my research, some articles state they start laying eggs around six months ... so that means that around September - we'll need to start keeping an eye out for the treasured eggs ~ ~ ~ I'll be changing their food to an organic soy & corn free feed next month & I've done my own calcium powder from boiled organic eggs - can I add a little to their feed and what other suggestions regarding the food. We've given them watermelons, whole grain rice, grapes, bread, etc.., from the list posted in your forum. When we do find the eggs, do we refrigerate them, just rinse and eat and can we incubate them? -They mainly roam freely in our little backyard but we try to keep them within their area, as we all know - poop, poop everywhere ~ ~ ~ Our dog, Atom is eating their poop should we be concerned - I won't kiss him any longer - due to poop breath ...lol... and our other dog, Cuddles has taken to chewing on their discarded feathers ... and Cuddles is always being chased by the chickens as they've taken control of the yard but he gets along with them beautifully unlike Atom, he goes after them in a not so nice way ... -We also added good sand on the floor of their little house and the hubs built a perch for them and they seem to really enjoy that ... we're now thinking about our future treasured eggs and the winter ~ ~ ~ I'll probably have winterizing questions in the near future... Thanks again for all your support and suggestions! I'll post pictures soon! Have an amazing beautiful day xoxo M.