I have a flock of 10 hens that were born on July 31. It consists of 4 RIR, 4 ISA Browns and 2 EE. They will be 19 weeks tomorrow. What do you think are the chances that I will see eggs in the near future. My main concern is the short days(only 12.5 hours daylight in Florida right now.) Temperatures are unseasonably warm although I don't think this is quite as much of a factor. Within the last 2 weeks combs and waddles have gotten much bigger and are now red from a pale pink on all but about 3 hens. I have not observed squatting as of yet but I have seen several areas in the coop that look like someone was trying to build a nest in the shavings but not much activity in the nesting boxes. Here are a few questions : Do the combs get as red as my roosters comb before they lay? Do you think they will wait till spring to lay? Should I leave the areas that look like nests alone or cover them up to try to get them to use the nesting boxes. Thanks for any info I am new to chickens but learning everyday.