I have 4 pullets that were hatched on 7/9/08, live in New England and have no added light in the coop. My australorp started laying on 1/2 and has layed an egg almost every day (I guess 2 out of every 3 days) but the times have been a lot longer than 26 hours apart. Yesterday one of my barred rocks layed her first egg (around the same time that the australorp was laying her egg for the day) and so today I sort of expected two eggs but I only got one. When chickens are just starting to lay, are the times between eggs longer than they might be when they really get going? I check the nesting box dozens of times per day, and if an egg were left for longer than an hour it would certainly freeze. What should I expect in these early egg days?