Yes, we got our first egg from one of our Orpington hens, 24 weeks to the day old. We have 4 SLW and 4 Orpies. Of them all, she was the last I figured to be first! We almost culled her because we could not figure out why she wa so small compared to the others, and thought there might be a problem. I am so glad we made the right decision, I could not bring myself to part with her. And she gives me the first ( did I say perfect?) egg! How can a person get so excited about this event! I was beserk! At first I thought she was lost because I could not find her and was having an enormous fit. Then I thought to look in the nesting boxes (we have 36) and there she was! I left her be, came back 1/2 hour later and she was out. I looked inside and walah! A perfect little brown egg! Sheesh, now I understand what all the fuss is about! P.S. How many eggs can a hen lay in one week?