I have a fairly young BCM rooster. (7 months) He has been slow to mature and last week we had a MAJOR dog/people attack and lost 15 chickens. His back and tail feathers are gone but he doesn't notice. LOL What I have left are pullets and 1 older hen. The older hen hasn't laid since I got her and I don't expect her to until spring. I got her as a brooder. Her previous owner says she will start laying for about a week in the spring then goes broody and repeats until the fall. While I'm not 100% sure on the exact ages of the pullets they haven't shown any "ready to lay" behavior. No bright red comb/waddles, no nesting, no testing out the boxes. After the attack and decreased numbers I've been remodeling the coops some since I don't have any layers right now...... 2 days ago the rooster starts calling the girls to lay. He was on the side of my horse trailer, in a feed bag, in a bucket, giving the COME LAY HERE call. Over and over and over. Of course the girls ignored him like they do ALL the time(poor guy). I put out a nesting box in the yard near where he was calling them. I'm wondering if he knows something I don't or if he is just practicing with his hormones and maturity..... Ideas??