I am new to owning chickens but I love it! I have 5 hens and I built my own coop this past summer for them. The first two hens (Black Sex Link, I think) started laying late October and then my Easter Egger and the two Wheaten Marans started laying in Decemer. I am getting large light brown eggs, large dark brown eggs, and green eggs. I am having so much fun! Would love to increase my flock this coming spring so looking for some local possibilities because the shipping costs are outrageous. If any one knows what I really have in my flock, please chime in!