I did my early morning headcount. 12 barred rocks. 7 easter eggers 1 wyandotte 1 leghorn 3 aussies 3 orps 4 rhode island reds 4 new hampshires 6 sexlinks. Except...one sexlink, Koume, is nowhere to be found. I hear scratching in the coop. I run inside-thinking the worst. She is buried under the bedding. My heart sinks as i uncover her and pick her up. Then she bit me, flapped back into her pile of hay, and began cooing. So i check her vent. Pelvis is seperated and butt is round. She is only 23 weeks old! Her comb and wattles are developed-but not nearly as much as my two layer girls. I have several going red at 22-23 weeks, but so did Rosie and she was 31 weeks before i got an egg. But as soon as she finished breakfast, back into the coop she went! 23 weeks. Im stunned.