I got my first egg 8-23-11. I know for a fact that 3 of my 5 hens lay daily now. All of the hens are within a day or so of age of each other. They are Buff Orpingtons and are 24 weeks old now. Should the other 2 have been laying by now. All of the combs are red (except one who is pale, I will post in the sick chicken section w/pic) and have been for weeks.