Well well - the girls surprised me!! I have 7 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and 8 Buff Orpingtons, all just turned 19 weeks. I was not expecting eggs for a couple of more weeks, and when I went into the hay shed this afternoon, look what was waiting for me. Oh those hens!! I ate them immediately, and then read all of the posts about medicated feed <g> . It would be nice if they would lay in their nest boxes in the coop, but I think this is a risk of free ranging.