[So, my EE hens were hatched on 3/23 (according to the feed store I got them from)....so that makes them nearly 18 weeks old and I'm waiting patiently for them to start laying eggs. This week, Piggly Wiggly (aka the grocery store) has eggs on sale, buy a dozen get a dozen free. There are only 2 of us living here and we don't really need 2 dozen eggs, but it's a deal so I bought them. Think this may mean my girls will begin laying this week? I'm hoping so!!! UPDATE: Got my first egg yesterday (Wed, 7/27)... buying all those eggs worked!!!!