So, I went and got some red sex link chickens (AKA Comets?) because my other two hens haven't started to lay yet. Apparently the reason these chickens are laying already is because the guy lights his coop at night giving his chickens 16 hours of straight daylight! I figured the 12 we were getting was good enough, apparently not. My new chickens were hatched in April, same as the other two I have but are MUCH smaller. Is it just the difference in breeds? Here are some pictures of my new chickens in the chicken tractor.... My original hens that I got as chicks. I think the black one is a JG or black austrolorp.... She is heavy set, large, and has blackish feet with yellow bottoms. I think the other one is an EE as she has greenish legs with yellow bottoms, pea comb and a small beard ( no muffs). Their parents were assorted purebred brown egg layers from a hatchery and these guys were sold as mixed brown egg layers so who knows what is in their background!!!! They are both probably mixes as the assorted hatchery parents were all mixed together.