We have a few buff orpington's that hatched in August of this year. We are suspecting that they may be laying eggs. Lately production has been slow for the other ladies. We put a light in the house a couple of weeks ago and now we are getting more eggs. Some looked a little different, lighter in color. I had heard when they start laying that the eggs are kind of funny looking...real small at first. So..I was thinking that these are not their eggs because they look too normal. Is the information I have correct? Do they start at about 5-6months??