They aren't spring chickens any longer. Most of them are at least two years old and they are a motley (and only slightly spoiled) crew. The flock is lead by a plymouth bard rock rooster we creatively named "Big Rooster," six matching barred rock hens, one white noisy naked neck hen and an adopted banty hen we call "Speedy."
Sometimes they are polite and lay in their nesting boxes. Other times we find eggs in the haystack, under a tree, in a window well - heck they're chickens, they don't know any better.
The warm weather has brought them back into egg production, so we have fantastic fresh eggs.
I'm considering adding a few more chickens to the flock. When we started our little flock we had some Arucanas which lay green/blue/pink tinted eggs and six white egg laying hens. It was fun to have a box full of tinted eggs all year long, not just at Easter.