I bought three hens and one roo at the fairgrounds. He said they were 6 weeks old and laying eggs already. These cortinix are huge. I think i was sold his old laying stock that wouldnt lay anymore. I have had these birds going on four weeks now. The pen is quite sufficient so i seriously doubt that has anything to do with it. They are being properly fed and have plenty of water at all times and there is no fighting between the birds. If this is the case i will enjoy them at the dinner table but i specifically told that guy i wanted them for eggs. If this is the case hopefully Karma will do its job.