Hi all! I'm new to raising chickens. I have 4 buff orpingtons and 3 EE's. The buffs are a little over 6 months old. The EE's are about 5 months. I finally got my first egg about 3 weeks ago. There is only one buff laying, the others have yet to. I usually get 1 egg a day from her. Every now and then she skips a day. She really loves laying when the bedding is fresh! Anyway, when should I expect the other buffs to lay? I just want to make sure I am doing everything right for my hens. The eggs are really delicious and the shells are so firm! As far as the bedding, she won't lay in the milk crates that are in the coop. She has picked a corner of the coop to lay. How can I get her and the others to lay where I would like them to? Thanks for any information and advice!!!