im curious of the average age a BR starts to lay. mine is 4 months old and i dont have nesting boxes. we made our coop with 3 but they started sleeping in there, so i took out the dividers and put in a 2x4. i have dowel rods in the coop but they never use them. we learned late that the roosts should be higher than the nests. oops, newbie mistake. so i need to figure out a good place to put a nesting box that i can access and id like to have an idea of the time frame.