Last night I was visiting with some friends and we were talking about our chickens. My hens are 11 months old and had not laid any eggs yet, and I was saying to them that if they didn't lay by March I was going to eat them and start over.... This afternoon I found two perfect little eggs in a nest box. One deep brown, one mint green. I guess the chickens can stay out of the soup pot! I baked the eggs into a cake tonight, yum! I love fresh homegrown eggs.