I am told that whether or not your chickens lay is dependent on the number of hours of daylight. My Campines don't understand this concept. As the days wind down, nearing the winter solstice, they have begun laying! At least one of the older chickens is laying, and I am getting two or three pullet eggs every day as well.
No rhyme or reason to this. But I am so glad to be getting my own fresh eggs again. Kate and I breakfast on eggs and bacon every morning. This morning there was a pullet egg in the nest when I went out to feed and water at sunrise, so an egg that was warm in my hand went into the skillet today.
All of the eggs I am finding are white, whether full size or pullet. No blue, no brown. Obviously, the Campines, independent little devils that I know they are, missed the lesson on day length and laying.