I want to post in this forum because this is the board I've posted the most on and feel like some of you have seen me through my coop-building days and starting out with my chickens. They arrived as day-old chicks on July 10, my coop is unheated with no supp. light and its been especially frigid the last few days and today I found my first egg!! I am bursting with pride and thankful affectionate feelings for my sweet friendly hardy girls! I have 2 barred rocks, a glw and a australorp and I don't know for sure but I think maybe it was the australorp who layed the egg. I live in New England where the days are still really really short so I wasn't expecting eggs for quite a while - I feel lucky! Here's a picture of the lovely egg!!