My girls are 19 weeks old, and I'm thinking at least a few should start laying anytime now. (Red combs, face, and wattles..) We have a coop with lots of nesting boxes filled with hay, just waiting for the first egg. My question is this...What are the chances that they will actually lay in the nesting box at first? We let them out of the coop in the morning, and they spend most of the day in a fenced yard, about 1/4 acres (maybe a little less.) Where did your chicken lay the first egg? And, if it was not in the nesting box, when/how did they finally get it right??