i am trying to entice my 22 week old pullets to lay. today i took a nesting box and 2 eggs from the adult henhouse, and put them in my second pen/coop, where the pullets live. (my black java roo and his BJ girls used to live in that coop, but have long since moved on to the adult coop, and i never see him in that coop anymore.) anyway 5 minutes after i stole the eggs and stashed them in the pullet coop/pen, here he comes, hunting them. he jumps up in the coop (how did he know, honestly?) and starts clucking like mad for his girls like he does when he finds food for them. two hens came over to the pen but did not come into the coop. i moved so i could see him better and there he was, sitting on those eggs, clucking to beat the band, trying to get some "wimmen" to come take over. i thought it was really funny, and smart and protective of him. he did jump down like he was embarrassed once my face was right there by him, lol. i was very surprised by this behavior, but i think it was a sign of a good daddy/husband chicken. anyone else experience something like this?