From my experience chickens don't usually lay until about 6 months.Right? The majority of my flock is Hatchery RIR's. They were hatched Aug 7th and I have them on timed light and expect eggs to start (I hope) in Feb somtime. I also have three bantam Cochin hatched Sept 10th a laying EE and 2 Buff Orpingtons. With 15 total hours of light they do a decent job of keeping my family in eggs over this winter. Last week one of my BO layed 6 eggs straight and I was wondering but today I got four eggs. Its a decent size so it must be one of the reds. Just seems way to early? The reds have been growing nice red combs in the last week but..... Is it an exception or can I expect a few more of my reds to start to lay as well? The ones with the big combs.