Hello, All--our first chicks are 16 weeks old. We have four Buff Orpingtons and three Easter Egger bantams. Two of the BOs have a red face already, wattle not too big, yet. There has been no squatting, thus far. From what I've read here, I'm guessing we can expect the BOs to lay before the EE bantams, right? We have some nesting boxes built in to our coop, but have denied access with a slanted board. (Didn't want the chicks to sleep/poop in there!) Any thoughts on when to take the slanted board down? I recently read someone post about how it's more difficult to retrain hens to lay in the right place if they've started laying in the wrong place...I don't want that to happen. Our chicks only occasionally free-range, supervised. We don't want them to start off laying in the coop or on the poop board, especially with the brand new nesting boxes just a few feet away! Any thoughts? Thanks!