We bought our 20 wk old BSL last Monday, and now I believe they are considerably younger. None have any red in combs or cheeks, all are still pinkies. I'm thinking they were probably closer to 17 wks, but I may be wrong. On top of that, of the two "laying" BO also purchased, one is evidenty barren (no eggs since arrival over wk ago) and the other looks like it may be a roo! Plus, the BR is nuts and is living in the woods, alone, of her own choosing. Its like we have a therapy home for wayward chickens. Don't get me wrong, I love my flock and they already follow me around the yard and take treats from my hand. I am just worried that with the photoperiod shortening that we won't get any eggs before the days become too short .