Hi, I am fairly new and have five hens that are in their fourth month of age now. I have another 5 that are about 3 months. The old five have not started laying yet. I have a 8x8x8 foot coop. They all mosy on in every night and then we let them out in the morning. We have nesting boxes and a roost bar. Whats funny is they dont really use the boxes individually. They pile on top of each other in groups of 2, 3, and 5. They have been this way for awhile now even when it was over 100 degrees here in texas so i dont think it is to get warm. I have not seen the first egg yet. Can anyone give me a few pointers on anything i can do to help or signs to watch out for to know they are about to start. Is it really just as simple as one day i walk outside and there are eggs? What is meant by the term "broody?" Thanks so much for any feedback you are able to give!