At long last the chickens I got from a chicken farm in the area have started to lay. I got them at least 6 months ago and have never gotton one egg from them.
This morning in the nesting box, an old grass catcher filled with hay, there were three beautiful brown eggs.
It has taken the poor things this long to get all their feathers back and get some weight on them, they were very skinny sad looking things when I got them.
So now they are much happier, healthier and we have enought day light.
No more buying eggs, and lots of baking.
There goes the diet!