My BR hens are just turning 23 weeks old at the end of this week. It is mid June, so it is also mid-winter here in New Zealand. What will happen with the first lay? Will it be postponed until spring (September?) That's 10 more weeks. Can they really hold off that long? And what if the (very randy:/) rooster gets it on with the hens before they reach lay? Also, the rooster will be all right if he eats a fair portion of the hens' layer pellets won't he? It would be difficult to keep him away from it. Thanks!