We've got a sweet Golden Comet (red sex-link) hen who is maybe 6 months, and is laying. The other 3 are pullets (a Barred Rock, an Easter Egger, and a Barnevelder). We got the 4 girls a rooster (gentle, quiet Old English Game bantam mixed with some larger breed) who is likely 3 years old. His name's King Alfred. When Prudence goes in to lay her egg, Alfie goes into the coop and lays down, his breast on the floor, right next to her. He remains by her side until she's done laying. He does this each time she lays, every day. Has anyone else seen a rooster keep hens company when they lay eggs? Today he led the way to the coop, her following. Wonder how she told him she was about to lay?