My little girls (and one boy) are two weeks old. I love them to death and spend WAY too much time watching them, but with all this work, I'm really wanting to get some eggs sooner than four months! Someone sells young laying hens around here, so I think I'm gonna try and pick a few up so I can have some fresh eggs... but the question is, how old should my chicks be before they're around adult birds? when is it okay for me to bring home laying hens to a shared coop? (so I can get some eggs, yum?) thanks so much! all the people here are awesome and have been sooo helpful... my little peeps really appreciate it.