My pullets are 16 weeks and everytime I put pine straw in their nesting boxes they scratch it clean out! I don't want their first eggs to be cracked because it didn't have something soft to land on. We also introduced them to the old ladies and let them in their run and one of the pullets got up on the nesting box and started pecking and eating an egg. Great now a few have a taste for eggs. And our Cochin rooster still hasn't crowed. I guess there is hope as I did see him chasing the girls but they out run him or he is just too lazy to catch one. I hope he realizes who is is soon.