Hello! I finally have chickens I had to move 2 states to get to a place where they were allowed yahoo! I have 16 chickens and I have been getting at least 8 eggs a day but usually it's 11. Think I am doing something right. 2 heat lamps lots of food that's my trick! They are also free range 24/7. Snow doesn't seem to bother them. I have a couple blue laced red Wyandottes, barred rocks, red stars, 1 Rhode Island Red, black stars, Buff Orpingtons and Auracna or Americana I don't know hot to spell it sorry. OH I just acquired 2 Sussex hens. I can't tell the eggs apart but I have tried to determine who's is who's. I can tell the stars eggs that's it. I had a hen lay on 4 eggs and all 4 hatched. They are cutie tootie chicks. This is my Blue laced red Rooster I think he's not so great. Opinions? Deciding if I should buy from the same person or buy from McMurtry's McMurry's? He's about a year now.