Just a quick introduction. I'm fairly new to having chickens but am enjoying the process of learning. I have been bouncing around this site since the night I brought them home and finally decided to join I gained my flock from someone that needed to thin theirs. I have had them about 3 weeks. There are 6 hens and one rooster. 2 black minorca (5 years old) 1 buff orpington (2 years old) 1 cuckoo marans (1 year old) 2 buff orpinton/cuckoo marans crosses (3 years old) and my rooster is a rhode island red/white leghorn cross. (8 months old) The cuckoo maran has laid an egg every other day until a week ago when she stopped. I'm thinking that it has to do with the horrible storms we've been having. The previous owner seems to think that the black minorcas will no longer lay but that the other hens should start laying again come spring. He was a little surprised when he learned that the cuckoo marans was laying. I work odd hours, but they seem to adjusted well to my schedule. They are happy with their coop (though it is still sorta still in it's thrown together quick stage) and I am currently experimenting with some of the feeder designs I've found here. Hopefully I will find something that works for us as feeding them 3 times a day is getting to be a bit of a challenge LOL. I'm VERY new and will probably have a ton of questions eventually. Though, I have to admit that most of my questions have been answered by viewing posts here I do love this site!