It is not characteristic for my Bantie girls to lay in the open. They find the dark private places. I do have some young Silkie/Cochin cross pullets that are approximately 16 wks. old. Are they to young to lay an egg? Th DH did notice that one of the young Silkie/Cochin roos was trying to top one of the girls yesterday. I guess I thought they were to young yet? Any ideas?