See if anyone here can help me out a bit ;-) I'm getting like 6 Rhode Island Red Hens as chicks, when or what is the approximate age of the hens when they start laying there 1st eggs? Would you suggest some adult hens with the chicks to start out or i'm open to any suggestions offered here. I have the coop , just no chicks yet. Ready to get this going tho . I'd appreciate any feed back folks to the new chicken raiser. I helped on my grand fathers farm , but been along time.