Okay...so here's my question - I have a mixed breed flock, all about 7 months old. No one has laid an egg yet. I have 2 roosters - a GLW who is the Alpha, and a Blue Cochin who gets along swimmingly with the GLW. I have seen them both try to mate the girls. They each have a particular girl they generally go for. The problem is that I have never once seen the girls "accept" them. Usually they go all squawk-y and crazy and run and hide. I hear it all day - the girls throwing a fit whenever one of the boys tries to mount. Shouldn't these girls be a little more accommodating at their age? And if they're not ready to mate, does that mean they are also not ready to lay? Chickens! I swear!