I have 3 Rhode Island Red, 2 Black Austrolorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 1 EE - all girls. All except the EE are 17 weeks old. When should I expect some eggs? Also, they free range and the sun is starting to set around 6PM here now. And it rises by 6:45AM. I have 2 roosters - a Buff Orpington & and EE Rooster (both 17 weeks old). The EE girl is only 14 weeks old. So with saying all of that, when should i expect eggs? When should i expect them to be fertile? and when should i expect my roosters to crow? Let me also add i just had to put my very mean 6 month old Black Austrolorp rooster down on saturday and he crowed all the time. Would that have anything to do with my 2 little guys not crowing at all yet? thanks for any help.