I'm impatiently waiting for my chickens to lay their first eggs. I raised some chicks for my mother-in-law and they began laying about a month ago... My chickens are 2 months younger than hers but are showing some signs that laying is imminent: combs and wattles are really beginning to fill out and redden and squatting is occurring/confirmed in 3 of my 6 hens. I keep looking in the nesting boxes and searching their run but no eggs yet. The waiting is excruciating! Here are some photos of my chickens, just because.