Okay, I have been through a lot with these chickens, lost a few, saved many, a lot of fun chasing, a few pecks and scratches, and a desire to kill the neighbor's cat who apparently never goes home. I now have 2-18 week old EEs, 1-14 week old BR, and then the rest just get younger. I live in Southern Cal. Still nice and warm, girls get lots of sun, have huge area to run, and often get to free range (depends on what time I get home, I leave as the sun comes up). When will I have my first egg. I am starting to get anxious....yes anxious, excited and nervous about my first reaction, and what their reaction will be--hoping for no cannibal chickens. I have been good until about 3 days ago. I haven't been really picky, haven't been pestering them, I look in the boxes, but never expect anything. But now, I almost dread going because I think: "There won't be anything, I shouldn't even look, I will be so sad." DH threatened them, but he rarely goes out there so I am sure they didn't take him seriously. How much longer?