On August 28, 2011.....I found my first egg in one of the nest boxes. We were expected to get hit pretty hard for the hurricane so I put stocks of food and water in the coop and didn't let them out of the coop the day of the hurricane. When I went out there bright and early the next morning, the egg was there. I was so excited I could hardly contain myself as this day has been a long time coming. My daughter ate it. We poked holes and blew out the contents so we could save our first egg shell. The number of eggs we get per day is up to 7 now. We got 1 each day for 3 days then 2 for 3 days then 4 for 2 days and 6 for 3 days now 7 is the lucky number! I have 18 chickens and I still have 9 that are not laying. All my americaunas are not yet laying. I am so excited about our perfectly formed eggs as I was told to expect less than perfection at first by having them with no shell or partial shell. So far they are perfect. I attribute the perfectly formed eggs to perfectly happy ladies! They get lots of yummy and delicious things to eat every day(at least they seem to think so). There new favorite thing to eat is brown rice and mashed bananas with a sprinkling of mealworms....AND THEY ARE SOOOOOO LOUD when they lay!