Hiya! Curious about something (and I must be using the wrong search topic). Six hens, 4 breeds, all roughly the same age (25 weeks). There is 1 laying (barred rock- who is 2 weeks older than the others). Not daily, more like every 3 days, and smallish "pullet" eggs I'm guessing. Recently, I have also started finding 1-2 soft shells in a day- but also every 2-3 days. so I am guessing that 1 maybe 2 of the other hens is starting up. There are 2 RIR, a SLW, a GLW, and an EE. All eggs so far are brown. I found one in the nest box with a red feather on it, but the BR had just climbed off the box.... I am not stressed or worried- just curious. It is getting cold here, and I won't be lighting the coop, so the production will disappear until spring anyway- Chickens are tricky!! So how old when your hens started laying?