I have 3 cochins 2 lovely girls and a nice roo. My 4 to 5 month old cochin is getting in the broody mode and has started to lay which surprised me all the ether forms said they lay at 7 to 8 months and its winter where I live. I went in the coop and there one of the girls was in the nesting boxes and I placed a bantam egg near her she gave it a little peck and rolled it under her with her beak. when I went in there earlier she pecked me for trying to pet her though that is expected. Tell your stories and maybe some advice.