Hi all: FACT: My RIR/NHR flock of 7 hits 'sexual maturity' age (22-24 wks.) toward end of Oct. THEORY: I really don't expect much at all by way of eggs until next Spring because, even though the birds hit laying age Oct-Nov, the decreasing daylength is also telling their bodies, "No need to reproduce". So I don't think I should expect much more than a few 'pullet eggs' this fall, and maybe an odd regular egg over winter. QUESTION: What do you think of my 'theory'? This is my first flock ever. Thanks for any help!!!