I've got ten chickens and have been perusing this site since I got them. I've learned so much here! Four chicks are about 22 weeks old. My Austorlorp and one RIR are laying (for about a week now). I have another RIR and Buff Orpington who haven't started laying yet. I have six others that are about 16 weeks old. Three are RIR's (or production red--who knows--Tractor Supply isn't the best at labeling). The other three were unidentified at Tractor Supply but were black chicks with a white spot on the head. Supposedly pullets, but looks like two of them might be roosters. (They seem to be barred rocks.) I'll have to give them away because I can only have hens in town. They are pretty though. I probably won't be able to contribute a lot to the site because I'm just a beginner, but it's nice to have a place to ask questions. BTW, I live in SE Texas and it has been as hot as Hades here, and my chickens seem to be tolerating the heat just fine. I hope to post some photos of my coop, which I designed and built after looking at lots of photos and plans here, soon!