So, i got chicks when they where 7 days old, hand raised them, they where about 23-35 weeks old and i thougt about to start laying. Then they got stolen off out property with out 3 goats. ----I tracked them down and with the sheriff got my animals back and pressed charges------ So, now my question is, when we went to go get the animals back the chickens where in a cicken yard with the perp's own chickens who where already established layers, and now that we have them home they are calmed down and started to lay finally. some of the eggs have been broken, some soft, but only get 2-4 eggs a day and only 1-2 are edible because they others are broken or soft. are all my chickens laying? can i expect more eggs then 2-4 with 6 chickens? and at what point do they if so? also, is it going to hurt me in the long run not knowing an exact date they started laying? Thanks so much for any feed back.