My wife and I recently bought 5 golden comets that are 14 weeks. We're fairly new to raising chickens (i grew up on a farm where we had 50+ but GCs are a new breed for me). We have 3 nesting boxes for them in the coop and let them wander in a 20'x10' fenced area in the backyard. I've read that GCs can start laying anywhere from 14-18 weeks. Anybody confirm this? Also, should we keep an eye out in the fenced area for eggs or will they stick to the nesting boxes for laying?