It's been warm and humid here in Maryland but the other night my six 11 week olds did something rather curious. My roo laid down in a plot of grass and soon, the other five ladies joined him. One by one they all laid down too with the roo at the bottom of the heap. All were preening but poor Locke couldn't move yet he didn't seem to mind either. This was right before it began to get dark. They stayed like this for about 15 minutes and one by one moved on until Locke was the only one left. He finally go up and went his merry way. Is this a sign of affection or respect? The six younger ladies (eight week olds) wouldn't even try to approach. They're scared of the older girls and petrified of Locke. I have noticed other times that when he lays down, one of the ladies (usually my black australorp) will lay down with him. It has just never been this many.