Well, I wondered why my 22-week-old RIRs weren't laying, especially because they've been squatting for nearly two weeks now and singing to me for a few days longer than that. Anyway, today I found over a dozen eggs cached away in a "secret" nest that included the first small eggs from these three girls. I was suspicious when I heard two of them singing like choir boys together near an unchartered spot in the yard. I'm thrilled. I've got 5 of 12 pullets laying now, with 2 more expected to begin in the next few weeks and five more again in a few months. I gave my sister and brother each a dozen eggs today. What fun!