Hello! I have a 20-21 week old EE Roo mating my BLRW hens of the same age. From reading about both breeds, EEs can start to lay around 17 weeks, while BLRWs generally lay anywhere from 7-9 months. Does the fact that my EE Roo is mating the BLRW mean they are close to laying or that he is just feeling amorous? We are in SE Minnesota and days are getting colder and shorter, if that lends anything. So, should I prep the nesting boxes? I want to avoid prepping them too early as I don't want them to be used for sleeping.