Our White Leghorns are 17 weeks old and we got our first six eggs today. That's pretty exciting. The challenge to make as many recipes from eggs starts now. We have 23 hens. If they each lay an egg a day - that's enough eggs to keep a person busy looking for new ways to use eggs.
I wish we had the where-with-all to raise "meat" chickens, but ... I don't know. We tend to make pets out of everything. Although we do have one (meanie) rooster that would be a prime selection to be a special dinner guest.
The chicken coop was finished just as the weather got cold. We ran out of paint on the south side and I kept going to get more of the same paint, but it was never available. It finally came in and then the weather was too cold for painting. That will be a spring project right after the replacement / expansion of the chicken yard fence. I can't wait until tomorrow to see how many eggs we get.