Are my silkies an oddity? 5 months old and I get eggs nearly every day from 2 of them since the week of christmas. It is FREEZING out and they still lay. No artificial light is ever supplied.... no heat....just good food and warm on freezing mornings. Lots of kitchen scraps and greens. Now my "only" bantam polish hen began laying today! She is 7 months old and right on target I guess? What am I doing right? Can I bottle it and sell it? I've never raised chickens before so this really came as a big surprise for me that they began this early. I am thankful; for sure.