Hello everyone I'm pretty new to chickens and the site, but it looks like a lot of great info so I'm glad to be here. Let me start by asking, Will a hen that lays freckled eggs lay a freckled egg every time? We bought 3 hens that were already laying at a flea market; 2 cinnamon queens and a RIR. They were supposed to all be about 1 year old, but I'm wondering if the RIR is older and way past her prime in egg production. I've had them about 4-5 weeks and only had one day when I got 3 eggs. I'm trying to figure out who is the slacker. We think we've narrowed it down to the RIR because we noticed her going to lay and found in that nest box a light brown slightly elongated, pointy, freckled egg. We have only had 4 or 5 eggs like that, and they are very distinctive. Most days I get a very large pale brown, and a slightly smaller rounder dark brown egg, and I think we have tracked these to our cinnamon queens. They are all eating good - layer feed and lots of produce and scraps with plenty of bugs to forage for. What do you guys think?