My hens recently started laying last Sunday. Five eggs as of this Saturday morning. Of my five I assume only one or two started laying. The first three were small and very light brown. Egg #4 got a little darker and a little bigger, egg #5 is still bigger and significantly darker. Not sure which birds are laying what (or if its all the same bird). The egg on the top is a store bought large brown egg for comparison. Looking forward to more production as more birds mature. Breakfast. I used the four small light brown eggs. I rinsed the eggs lightly in warm water and brushed off visible impurities with a dish brush. The eggs are a bit more difficult than store eggs to get open. The shells are slightly harder and the membrane is tougher. The yolks are smaller and a darker orange. They do taste distinctively better than the eggs I buy (which are usually the most "foodie" type eggs you can get at the local Publix). You can make out the essence of the weeds and grasses they pick at in my backyard. They eat that as well as their "organic" commercial grain feed, oats, and whatever else they find in my backyard (bugs etc...).