Last week we got 6 chickens. My husband built a deluxe hen-house for them, putting the finishing touches on it on our son's birthday. We brought them home in the evening, showed them their new digs, and the very next day they each laid an egg! We were so excited. We have 3 Aruca Ameracauna hens and 3 Cuckoo Marans. The Arucas lay blue eggs, which were perfect for Easter, and the Marans lay big brown eggs. It is satisfying knowing that we will not have to go to town to buy eggs anymore. The kids are thrilled and our dog, Kenai is even more excited and curious than ever.