We’ve had the chickens for almost 7 days now and I have only gotten a dozen eggs out of them. Last night got a little colder than it has been, so Donnie and Darian put a heat lamp in the coop for me. The heat lamp is red, so the glow from the coop was kinda creepy. Our neighbors probably think we either had a UFO in our backyard or that we are growing something illegal. I read that most chickens lay their eggs around mid morning, so I’ll give the girls a little more time. The coop has a ladder that leads down to the ground where they can get out into a pen and do some scratching, but no one has been brave enough yet to take the plunge. Except for the one hen I found yesterday and by all acounts she seemed quite upset to be down there without the flock. Who knows, maybe they pushed her? Someone decided that she had to be the one to go “explore” this new territory and perhaps she’s a cranky ole brood and the others thought it a good idea to use her a guinea pig.