This is our first time having chickens and we wanted them strictly for eggs. We got 6 red sex links at one day old and they are now 29 weeks old. They began to lay at about 19 weeks and now lay a minimum of 5 eggs per day and most times six eggs per day and they average about 39 eggs per week week in and week out. Their eggs are consistently hard shelled and the size is from large to jumbo and they all lay their eggs in their nests and usually they are done laying by 9 in the morning. Being this is our first time it is hard for me to imagine any breed being a better and more consistent layer, or did we just get lucky. What other breeds have you found to be really good layers.