We have 5 ladies that we purchased about 2 months ago. I was told that the 3 black sex-links were laying and that the Buff Orp & BR would be soon. True enough the 3 blacks were laying within days of moving to our house. We're pretty sure the BR is laying, but haven't figured out if the BO is. The problem is that I am not at home during the day and, except on the weekend, and not there to actually see who is in the nest. Here is the patteren - Day 1 - 3 eggs; Day 2 - 4 eggs; Day 3 - 2 eggs; Day 4 - 4 eggs; Day 5 - 3 eggs, etc. I've been told each hen will lay every 24 hours. If that's the case, are they all laying? Obviously there are at least 4 laying or we would'nt have days with 4 eggs. The BO is a very strange bird. She stays away from the rest most of the time and is always the first in the coop at night.