6 buff orps, 22 weeks of age, 2 next boxes, and three of them are night time roosting in them (one box is bigger than the other so two have squeezed in). Will they become territorial of the boxes and not let anyone else use them to lay? That is IF they ever start laying. Have the fake eggs, etc too. Neighbor did a 'gotcha' with an almost perfectly egg shaped rock painted brown so I left that in the box hoping they get the hint. Do their backsides become bare before they start to lay? Mine certainly haven't. This is my first year with layers, raise meat chickens each year with the neighbor, they seem to be easier to raise! Thanks for any tips! Northern WI's Nov weather is nicer that Oct. It was 50 yesterday, the chicks love to be outside (in a large run), I can't imagine them being cooped up during the cold!