Just a quick update. Thusfar, the ladies are not laying even though they past the age of 20 weeks (probably due to the lay of daylight hours). The good new is the winter solstice has passed, so they should start laying soon! Everytime I have to purchase eggs as the store it frustrates me!
On the bright side, I am farm sitting in a few weeks. Someone is going away for the weekend, and I volunteered to take care of her farm (9 chickens, 20 meat rabbits, and 2 pregnant does). The does are so sweet, it really make me want some. Especially since her property is smaller than mine and she manages just fine! I figure it'll give me an idea of the care, without the milking.