My girls are about 19.5 weeks and haven't started laying yet, that I know...they free range, but I have been watching & checking. My rooster appears to be impatient and it seems has decided to locate preferred nesting sites for the girls. One of his favorites is up on the deck in an abandoned planter set beneath some deck chairs leaning against the house. He goes up there with one hen after the other, sits and settles into his chosen spot and coos and chortles. I'm assuming he is selecting nesting sites, or is he doing something completely different? Either way, it is very endearing to watch him bring one hen after the other up to this spot and display how to settle & sit while he chortles lovingly. So here's a picture of Mr Feisty roo and one of his gals checking out his chosen nesting spot. She is just exiting the cubby.