In the words of Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, "This girl is a woman now. She's found out what it's all about. She would never be the same again." One of my three 19 1/2 week-old hens (Flossie, Olga, and Phoebe) laid its first egg this morning! It is small. as first eggs are, but I am more than thrilled because there will be more to follow and it was plopped right where it should be... in one of the nesting boxes.