Hello everybody! Okay, I've got my six hens I wrote about in NO LOVE. They are all 19 weeks old today! I've got a Chicken Calendar I have been recording on to keep me up to date on my "Girls". They are all pretty happy and healthy. I have started them on Layer Feed mixed with the proper amount of Oyster Shells, mixed in well, this week. I have seen a little different behavior on a few of them like the squatting and the singing-my Skunkie Treats (Silver Laced Wyandotte) I think is singing as she goes on and on, all the time. She hardly has any combs/wattles but what she has is a very bright red. My Buff Orpington 'Clover' is big, has red and big everything on her face. Nothing new. My EE (Scarlet) is her regular on-my-own, troublemaking self, some showing on her comb. Scarlet & Skunkie have about the same in the face area & they are my smallest of all the hens. My Elvira, Mistress of the Coop Black Copper Maran is huge but has little on her face. What she has is dark. She is my 'loner' in the family. ALWAYS off on her own. Cookie, my Cuckoo Maran, is big and I have seen her squatting in certain places but only little on the face and it is dark. And then there is Chick Pea, my Barred Rock. Aggressive as all get out and the boss. She has a lot of Red on her face. Nothing unusual about her except that she thinks highly of herself! LOL!!! Those are my 'Girls'. So, my question is should I open up their nesting boxes, at this time? I have a wooden Egg that the Nutrena person at the store I buy all the Chicken supplies from, gave me. Should I put the liners I bought for the two laying boxes in my Coop and place the egg in one of the nests??? I also have a light in their Coop which I turn on when the sun goes down. Not a heat lamp, yet. I apologize for the silly questions, but I am a newbie and all my information comes from here and some current books. There are so many different opinions and information that I find myself HERE, asking the PROS!!! I look very much forward to hearing from anyone……. these pictures are a month old. Thank you, fellow Cluckers!!!