So I got these chickens a week ago, and assuming that the move to their new home would upset them, they would not lay for a while. With that in mind, I was down to a few eggs so I got a dozen from a friend. Well, it seems that the chickens are all 'fat and happy' in their new digs, and have been laying machines! 4 Buff Orps, 1 Australorp. As of Sat evening, (one week) they have laid 23 eggs! 2 of which are huge. When I got the first ginormous egg, I called a friend and said 'very funny, you got me, where did you get the emu egg?' Of course there were denials, but I was convinced, until I found another Jupiter size one two days later! So with 39 eggs in hand, I have been cooking quiche, breakfast casseroles..... and stocking the freezer. Anyone wanna come over and eat?