I want eggs this time dang it. My last group NEVER laid an egg. They were a full year old and not one egg. We have moved though and there are no dogs harassing these. These are new chicks that I started with this year. So we are roughly 19 weeks along. It has been hotter than hades though and no one is really laying at the moment. Thats ok. Cooler weather is coming though. They have been on layer crumble for the past 4 weeks. They get free choice oyster shell. We have finally beat the mites issue so that will not be a factor. Anything else I need to do to get ready for first eggs from my teens? I really want all these to be layers. I have 3 others a couple EE's and a rir who are a few weeks older. I almost think the RIR has given me an egg but cannot be sure. I had one much smaller egg sitting in the nest box with her. My others lay huge eggs. EE's will take longer to lay right? They all should be laying soon wouldn't you think? Also I have a buff orp who's face has turned red. Is that a sign she is getting ready to be a big girl? So very excited.