Hello to everyone! I am from Northeastern Pennsylvania and am the proud new owner of 10 chickens. I wanted to start with Guineas in the springtime, but a fellow showed up with what he told us was going to be Guineas....and they turned out to be chickens!! So I was a bit unprepared. We have a temporary coop set up, and we are getting some eggs. The girls are doing well, and wehave become friends......they follow me around and greet me (hoping for a treat I'm sure ) whenever they see me come out the back door!!! I don't know what kind of chickens they are...mixed breeds I think....and I don't know how old they all are...do you have any hints as to how to tell a chickens aprox age??? They are not all laying, but I dont know if its the time of year...lower temps, less daylight etc...or if some just don't lay anymore. Any help would be so very appreciated!!! Merry Christmas!!!