(Yes, I've been watching Monk ) I've been popping out to the run to fling some crumble for the chicks because everything got rained on, including the tray on the feeder. I left the run door open behind me because it would only take a minute. All of a sudden, Grace leaps into the air and does a karate/ninja kick move at Lucy. Except it wasn't Grace. It was Raven, who'd walked in behind me (and who is the same colour as Grace) to help herself to what was being "served". Have you ever falsely accused one of your girls? (Grace is lovely, she wouldn't do such a thing). I think my Daisy has started laying. She had her head under one of the isa browns bum (who was sitting in the nest box). I found a lot of eggs (I hadn't collected yesterday) and some were small. It has to be her, because I know what Marcy and Raven's look like, and the isa browns aren't really laying any more, I think (and they did bigger, brown eggs) not this little smooth white one. How does development work in chickens? Daphne was much smaller than Daisy when I got them, so I thought she must be younger, but she still seems undeveloped, her comb and wattle haven't really grown big or coloured up. How much of a variation in development is normal? She won't start laying until she has her big comb, will she?