I only have two silkie hens, both hatched this past summer. One is only just five months old, the other hatched in early Spring and has been laying for a couple months. (The older one helped raise the younger one after their mother was snatched by a raccoon--that has nothing to do with this post, but it's so sweet I had to share). Anyway, we recently started finding speckled eggs, like the top on in the picture, when we'd previously only gotten cream-colored ones like the bottom egg. Does this mean our younger hen is now laying? My 8-year-old collects the eggs during the week, and he's not always very consistent in finding them, so we don't know yet whether we've ever had two in the same day. Also, it IS December, and some days we don't get any eggs at all. I'd love to know if little Dixie is laying! Thoughts? Thanks!