Hello, I started with three egg layers last August and got three more pullets this April. The new girls have not started laying yet. I am in love with the girls and plan to let them retire and live out their lives in my back yard. I am in a small city in upstate NY but have a double city lot. The three pullets are all different: A Buff Orpington, a Welsummer and a Silver laced Wyandotte. The older layers are one Rhode Island Red, and two Australorps!