Since I picked up the straw at the local farm CSA on Weds - I went ahead and used it yesterday to open my nest boxes - which may have been a mistake - time will tell. I have three nest boxes and I put the straw inside and a fake easter egg in each just for fun. My chicks aren't any where close to laying - I have 1 pullet who is 12 weeks old tomorrow and 3 pullets who are 8.5 weeks old as of Tuesday - so no one is supposed to need the boxes for awhile. Apparently someone has been checking them out because there was straw moved about and the green egg was tossled! Guess I will have to keep an eye on them and make sure no one is using it to sleep in. Last night I noticed they were all on the roost when they went to sleep - so hopefully they won't try to sleep in there. I'm guessing I won't get eggs until around week 20? My oldest is a White Leghorn and her comb is starting to red up and get a little taller. The other "pullets" are just a guess at this point - but they don't have big combs and aren't acting aggressively and most importantly no one has crowed! One of my WL Roos was crowing by 6 weeks old and another started shortly after him - the other two have yet to crow, but I figure that's because they're the low man on the totem pole roos. I can't wait for my 1st egg!