Hi group, I recently bought 13 new girls to replace a spent 3+ year old flock. They are Rhode Island Reds that I bought from a local farm. I actually feel like I "rescued" them after seeing the conditions they lived in, but that's a whole other story. They had 1800 young birds in a relatively small area (no pens though) and it was quite the setup and not very clean. Most had no tail feathers and were quite bald in places. They are feathering out quite nicely now although most still don't have any tail feathers to speak of yet but a few are showing up as you can see in the pictures. Normally I raise my own from chicks when I replace a flock but this time decided to do it this way. Anyway, I've had them for 2 weeks, no real signs of worms but I'm giving them a few weeks treatment with Rooster Booster 3 way wormer anyway. I've been getting a couple eggs sporadically but the place I bought them couldn't tell me exactly how old they are. I'm guessing them to around 16 - 20 weeks. The first day I had them here I got 4 eggs, and the following 3 - 4 days was 2 -3. Now some days there have been none. I'm hoping it's just them re-adjusting to their new home. Days are shorter so I'm adding a few extra hours of light now too as of this week. Some have redder combs than others (the ones I suspect might be already laying) but most are more pink than red yet. I never had RIR's before so don't know their normal path. I usually had ISA Browns. Anyone want to throw an opinion out about age? Hoping eggs production will pick up quickly but slow going so far. What is normal for RIR's as far laying age? I've heard it's a little later than ISA browns.