Hi all, I brought 8 young hens home a few weeks back and we got the first egg tonight! I wasn't expecting that would happen this time of year, but I guess since they are still inside with us they are getting more light than they would outdoors. I snapped a pic to show you, the girls are jumbos so I'm wondering if this first egg is normal sized for them: On a sadder note, one of my boys was attacked and injured by a hawk today. Still scratching my head over how exactly the hawk managed to get at him. He's bloodied on one wing, I dabbed on some antibiotic, but still haven't gotten a good look at the wound. Same thing happened to my other boy a few months back, except it seemed like his wing was pulled away from his body by the unknown predator (probably the same darn hawk, since I've caught him investigating the birds several times now). Anyhow, I have high hopes that he will recover well, but will be looking more closely at the wound tomorrow (trying to let him rest away the trauma right now). The girls haven't been introduced to them yet, still in quarantine, it would be a real shame for him to die a virgin, so keep your fingers crossed.