I have to Turken Hens hatched 01 Jun. I know they should start laying soon and will do so on their schedule. I originally got the chickens for eggs but have since decided that I like them. If they lay, yippee.... Anyway, I want to do what I can to, I guess make them happy. I turned my kids play fort into a "coop" and they seem to be satisfied with it. I put a "laying box" next to where they roost at night and as soon as I did, the hen with the bigger comb, and lighter feathers, immediately started clucking, for the first time ever. I got excited but they just walked around where I had made changes to their home and "Original" clucked. I forgot to mention, their names are Original and Extra Crispy. The darker one is Extra Crispy. Got lucky with the coloring, named it before she got dark. I'm going to try and post pics here of them and their home and ask for advice. I don't have a big yard and neighbors close by. I also have two Pekins, a Mallard/Rouen duckling that is attached to my youngest daughter, a rabbit, two cats, two dogs and some fish I think. The chickens go to be normally right at dusk but get up at the same time every morning. Light or no light their up at 0430 now but use to be 0530 before time change. Is that normal? Do I need to turn a light on in the morning to help with laying? I have a patio light about 30 feet away and there's no "walls" really so any light they see. Hope the pics work and please, any and all feedback is appreciated.