Well I got my 15 week old chickens (3 of them) four and a half weeks ago. I wanted chickens that were more pets than anything else. I started picking them up straight away as I knew they were a few weeks from laying. They settled in quite well and started sitting when I came near them and drumming their little feet. I must admit I spoiled them rotten and they got lots of tidbits, Bread, meal worms, yogurt, veges and fruit. I have given them everything. Well about a week and a half ago one started laying, they all started laying a few days later. I am getting 1 egg from each of them daily and have even gotten 2 eggs from one in a day. They seem happy, spoilt and I am enjoying every minute with them.