Hi Everyone - thought it'd be fun to do a little thread seeing as how I have 8 girls that have never laid an Egg to date.. and my leghorn layed an Egg today for the first time in almost 3 months so i'm on a bit of an "Egg Kick"! So.. I have 8 Pullets.. 4 are point of lay (or over, if you ask me!!) and 4 are younger. My 4 who are at Point of Lay are all Orpingtons. One is a Black English Orpington, and the others are Buffies. I also have 1 Black Orpington, 2 EE's and 1 Orpington x Leghorn who are all around 16-20 weeks but are nowhere near ready to lay. Of my 4 who are ready I have: Tessie - Black English Orpington (coming up on 32 Weeks) Fiona - Buff Orpington (middle) - 26 Weeks Goldie - Buff Orpington - 26 Weeks Booger - Buff Orpington - 26 Weeks Tessie has been really red in the face for about 3 months, but has not laid to date, nor has she shown any other 'signs'. The breeder/friend I got her from said she is out of a little bit slower maturing lines - even for an Orpington. Fiona did a BIG Egg Squat today - first time I've ever seen her do it - and when I checked her for Lice (routine as I just battled a big infestation on Goldie so I check them daily), I noticed her vent was really loose/relaxed and moist. Goldie and Booger had Lice the worst and are still getting over it but they're doing wonderfully and are looking better and better each day. I don't know if they'll lay quite yet, but i'm hoping for two eggs tomorrow - one from my leghorn and one from Fiona!