Last July we ordered chicks, and we have waited a long time for fresh eggs. All it took was a big blizzard to get our hens to start laying.
I can definitely taste the difference. Pierce isn't as thrilled as the rest of us - he is the one person in the family that isn't an egg fan (which is weird, as he used to eat them). Hopefully his tastes will change, because we're going to be eating a lot more eggs in the future!