Hello all! I've seen this forum on google searches before, and used information I've found on here for past chicken ailments. Figured it was time to join! I've owned chickens for almost 2 years, and have already been through a full flock thanks to a predatory Labrador puppy that I miscalculated :-( My previous flock was a Barred Rock named Nellie, she was my absolute favorite. She is the one pictured in my avatar. I called her my "snuggle chicken". Also, 3 Americauna, a Black Sex-Link, and a Rhode Island Red named Lucy. Lucy is the only chicken from my original flock that I still have. After the "Accident", I rebuilt the coop, reinforced the border with concrete, and started again. My current flock consists of the original RIR, Lucy, who is almost 2 years old and still gives me an egg a day. About a week and a half ago, I picked up a Silver Laced Wyandotte that has just reached laying age about a month ago, a Phoenix, a Buff Orpington, and a black and white Americauna that all should start laying in about a month or so as I was told by the gal I bought them from. I also had another little Barred Rock, but she came home with a very odd neurological issue, or so I believe. I only had her about 5 days before she passed, and I only noticed something was terribly wrong the last day and a half. Anyway, I'm glad to be a part of the online community, and I do have a few questions for the seasoned chicken keepers out there! First question: last week, I *thought* i had received my first egg from my little Silver laced Wyandotte, Lacey. I found a tiny cream colored egg in the nest box, and knew the gal told em she was already laying. The next day, I found another, and the next day I found a tiny brown egg. So that made me do a little research. From what I found, the brown egg should have been from the Wyandotte, so are the tiny cream eggs from the Phoenix possibly? From what I found out, they are a smaller breed, and lay smaller eggs. These are two new breeds to me.. Thanks in advance for any input!