We have gotten 3 eggs now ... all small brown eggs. One every second day since last Wednesday. Our hens are a cochin (Esther) and a NOT "silkie ameraucana" (Goldy). Goldy has light bluish spots on the side of her head, where someone might suspect her ears would be (but I'm not very good at chicken anatomy yet - being an extreme novice). Esther doesn't have immediately visible ears, but I know cochins lay brown eggs. However, Goldy is the one who is acting very "eggish" - she's always squatting and spends a lot of time in the roosting house. They have created 2 indentations in the hay for nests, but I can't be sure whose is whose. The eggs are consistently in the same nest, and neither hen will admit ownership. Can we be certain that Esther is laying the eggs? http://philhyde.smugmug.com/gallery/6630139_t9J2s#510946317_MKbPk thanks --janis,etc p.s. we may be buying two black sex links tonight! one tiny egg every other day is not gonna do it for me!