One of our 4 pullets has begun to lay! This is our first experience with chickens. We started with 4 one month old ladies back in May 2012. On December 13th the Barnavelder/Cochin cross laid her first egg: that wonderful $500 egg! She has been laying every other day since then. Each egg is a perfect brown egg just slightly smaller than a "grocery store" large size egg. Pumpkin's eggs are delicious!! With 3 eggs to date the cost-per-egg is falling rapidly. Just hoping the Spangled Hamburg girls start to lay soon.