Hi there: I am a newbie from Victoria, BC Canada. Thank you for hosting this site and letting me join. I waited many years to get chickens and finally took the plunge this year. I built my own coop and run, and stocked it with six 2 month old heritage hens. I thought it would be a chore looking after them, but I now know what dear little personalities they have, and that they make good pets also. They just started laying last month and their eggs are getting gradually larger. Yesterday, Colleen my ISO brown laid this enormous egg, not a bad feat considering she had laid the day before so it only took her a day to come up with this one I don't have a scale, so can't weigh it, but you can see from the photo, next to the normal size eggs. Phew!