I noticed my hens making weird noises lately, and haven't thought much of it. I've been thinking I won't get eggs from them for another few months, but when I looked at the calendar it turns out they are 18 weeks old already! I don't feel like they are as big as others chickens at 18 weeks. Three are Easter eggers and one is a Cucko maran. I'm curious what age these usually start laying, and what the signs are. What do you put in your nesting box? I've heard of putting herbs, hay, fake eggs, just wanted hear what everyone does.