We've got at least 3 chicks laying now. And had the first one in the nest yesterday! That's a big deal! Also got my first Marans egg. It's darker than the egg she came out of, but definitely not dark enough. Not sure what to do. Do I get myself another rooster? Something that comes from a dark egg? I don't know. I really like my rooster. Brought the Barred Rock rooster home to be with my hens the other day as well. He's just starting to crow and sounds horrible! I'll try to get a recording. The older hens are all laying, but not every day. But their eggs have definitely gotten bigger. We've been getting up to 9 eggs per day.
The dark egg is the Marans egg. I just ordered myself an egg colour chart. Should be here soon!