So I went to a poultry auction and bought my first chickens. I wanted to have chickens at different stages of their lives so I would always have eggs. So I came home with 4 chickens but I'm not sure of their age. Two of them were called Pullets at the sale which means less then 1 year old. The other two they didn't really say so I'm clueless. I have done some reading in the forum as to how to figure out a chickens age and from what I found it's pretty hard to tell. Did I miss a huge hint somewhere? Another question...one of the chickens went out in the run through their little door yesturday late morning. Anyway, She hasn't made her way back into the coop and she was out overnight. (got down to 34 degrees overnight) I'm worried because it is cold outside and this "space" (coop & run) is new to her. I'm not sure if she just doesn't know how to get back in the coop. I do have a friend and she says she has a chicken that prefers to sleep in the run no matter how cold it is. Thoughts? Next...since I'm new to this...how often should I be giving my chickens fresh produce? They have a full bucket of feed (pellets) and oyster shell but I know giving them fresh stuff is good too. I just don't know if I should do this everyday or only a few days a week. Also, what's a good ratio for a mix of pellets to oyster shell? More pellets then oyster shell? Next...one of my chickens keeps her left eye closed A LOT. I've been looking at it but it doesn't seem to be hurt in anyway, she just keeps it closed a lot. Every once in awhile she'll open it but I just don't know if I need to do anything about it. Ok, I think this is my last question...Since we just brought these chickens home saturday how long should it be before we get an egg? I know that's going to depend a lot on their age, stress level, temperatures etc. But it's been 2 days and still nothing. Trying to be patient but I'm excited for my first egg Thanks in advance for reading my rambel and answer any of my questions.