Hey All!! I have a few questions....I have 7 Buff Orpington pullets, they are just about 5 months old. My question is, out of the 7 why do 2 of them have really red combs and wattles and the other 5 have small combs and wattles and theirs are a light pinkish color. Body wise they are all the same size, some slightly larger than others, but nothing dramaticly different. At first I thought, maybe a roo or 2 but there is no crowing and they are the same size as the other girls. My other question is how do they know to lay in the nest box? My husband built them 2 beautiful nest boxes and he put their roosts up. They haven't layed any eggs yet, but will they know to go in those boxes? They knew right away that the roosts were for them and they knew what to do the first night. Am I looking for eggs too early? I go out and check in their nests everyday. I also heard that you should put an artificial egg or golf ball in there so they know where to lay..is there any truth to that?