Okay. I had no idea what to name this thread. ...when a 'man' loves a 'woman' came to mind. Lol. My 20 week old BSL hens are not laying yet that we know of. They free range a lot during the day but this week I kept them in the coop for 48+ hours and there were no eggs so I was still feeling confident that we werent getting eggs. It's been so hot and even though i have 10 hens in 96 sq feet, I know that they like to get out and strech their wings etc. I understand I might have an egg or two lying around in the woods but I'm fairly confident that we are not getting consistent eggs yet. Then tonight, I watched 2 of our 4 roosters mount 2 different hens. These two roosters are our #1 and #2 boys. The others don't even crow (they are 22 weeks). This is the first mounting that I have seen and I was curious if this means that the hen is laying or will be laying in the next few days. The hens seemed to protest quite a bit and I'm even thinking that rooster #1 fell off without 'doing the deed'! Lol. Also when rooster #2 tried to mount the hen, rooster #1 had a fit and tried to stop them. So is the mounting a sign of the hens sexual maturity or are the roosters just randy little buggers? Will the hens submit once they do it a few times? The hens didn't look happy at all. I know I need less roosters but we just havent gotten around to culling yet. I'm worried that if one rooster protests when another mates, that will cause all sorts of problems.