My 23 week old Blue Orp cockerel, Suede, has been encouraging his young women, two Brahmas and his lovely Blue Orp pullet to lay their first eggs. The Lt. Brahma, Miranda, has been laying since she was nineteen and a half weeks, but the Buff Brahma and the Blue Orp still haven't popped out that first little bundle. It isn't for lack of Suede's trying, though! He crams his huge bulk into a 1' nest box and clucks his sweet little heart out, and keeps showing them the nests. I caught him in the act today, bless his heart. He's such a good boy.