Last Fall I invested heavily in 4 fancy young chickens (pullets), that should have come into lay in October. They didn't. I thought perhaps they were hiding their eggs. They were very beautiful, particularly Lady Jane (Grey), the Lavender Orpington. They played more together, having lots of mock fights, which I had never seen other chickens do. While we were in Indian, those looking after the house and animals finally mentioned that the "Show Girls" as we had nicknamed them, were starting to crow, and showing too much interest in our other hens!
Something had to be done! Three "Show Boys" were dispatched to new homes, and Earl Grey now presides over the hen coop!