I just want to share some quick and exciting facts and offer some encouragement pertaining to the long, tiresome, and frustrating wait for your first eggs from your young flocks. I have 9 young hens consisting of Black Australorp, RIR, and one Buff O. In the first 18 days since my first egg, I gathered 13 eggs total. (basically all from one hen) Over the past 7 days now, I've gathered 18 eggs. (I've had 3 others begin laying, so 4 total that I know of) It's like a light bulb comes on in their tiny little brains!!! Good luck to ya'll and your newly layed eggs.