I found a circle of sticks and twigs on the ground that were arranged into a circular fashion. Do chickens do this when they're getting ready to lay eggs? They are about 3 months old. Do they ever lay this early? I have wyandottes. Currently I have the nesting boxes in their coop blocked off with screen bc they were sleeping in there. When should I uncover them and fill them with hay? I have a bad feeling that they will lay their eggs under our deck bc that is where they like to hang out and it's nice and dark under there. I would of course have no clue if they started doing so. I'm wondering if I should block it off with chicken wire. Come on, chickens... I want some eggs!