Hi all! So, Ive got three lovely ladies- 1 black sex link (Cordelia), 1 buff orp (who we call buff) and a Silkie/Araucana (Nellie aka nervous nellie) cross who is super petite. The buff is about 25-26 weeks and the other two are about 24-25 weeks, none of them are laying yet. I live in rural eastern San diego where it's been between 29-32 at night. Today and yesterday have been very warm though! Not sure if is cold enough to push their first eggs until late winter/spring? On another, more exciting note, Cordelia, my sex link has been submissive squatting for 3 days now and is very vocal! Mostly loud groaning, no clucking. Although they have all clucked once or twice due to planes flying overhead. She is very red in the face. My buff is huge but is still without that deep red face, and she doesn't squat yet. My Araucana Silkie cross looks like she isn't getting the memo- she's very small and hasn't changed much in appearance over the last two months. I'm hoping my Cordelia lays within the next couple weeks. All three girls are free ranging in the yard from sun up to sun down. These are my first girls- when one of them lays, will she willingly go into the coop on her own without her sisters to lay, while the others do their thing? Or is it more likely she will lay somewhere in the yard while they are lounging together?