I am so happy!! My two new pullets, acquired in Sept. (one RIR and one NH Red) have begun to lay!!! I actually had two eggs in one day. BTW I only have three chickens, and my great little OEG bantam hen is on her hiatus between laying cycles. Also FYI to any other newbies, there is a book called "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" that is a great resource! I got started with the "Dummies", and I still use it, but this book has a lot of great information.