I'm so excited! I got my first egg from my new flock. You would have thought it was my first egg ever. I opened the nest box doors like I do every day lately, looked not expecting anything yet, and there it was..this most beautiful..little, (I mean little) green, and..speckled egg. Ok, who lays green speckled eggs? I knew I had the possibility of getting a blue or green, but this one has speckles to boot! It was so cute..no bantams, just little and pointy to start out. Now, to figure out who laied it. My son was out there when I grabbed the egg and yelled... , then showed him my precious little egg. My son said, man, I hope you don't find another one right soon, you'll have a seizure! So, I know I have a couple that will start laying soon now, so, I am finally back at getting fresh eggs. Whew..was worried there for a bit..thought I might have to wait until spring. And oh, I tried the Cayenne pepper the day before yesterday..so, who knows, maybe it does work..think I'll try that again in the morning. Only takes a sprinkle on some corn, and they like it just fine. Corn and scratch works to heat up the body anyway.