I've had 3 of those in the last 2 days. We just got 33 new girls this past spring and so far only 1 has layed hard shell eggs. At least I know we are getting closer though. I count new 3 eggs as 3 eggs, even if I can't use them. My wife calls all the young ones freeloaders too, since we aren't seeing the production she wants yet. Can't wait for September!
Mine too! We got 2 eggs yesterday from the new girls, both RIR from observing the in and out activity. Both hard shell and one was HUGE. Which is what we are hoping for on a regular basis. We've had mostly bantams for 3 years and it takes 3 eggs to make an omelet!
None of our EE have layed yet. They are part of the slacker group. That new group is EE, RIR, BR, and RSL. All born 3/31 to 4/15.