Hello! I have a few questions, not sure if they will seem stupid so everyone, but im pretty much brand new to this, and this site seems so helpful! Ok here it goes 1 when would you expect hens to start laying? 2 It looks like i have a rooster in my mix. Im happy about it, as long as its only 1! i only have 8 birds total. Do i do anything different for him? raise him the same? 3 if he fertilizes an egg, will a hen automatically take over and stay on it? is that what a broody hen is for? How will I know she is doing that? they are probably too young this year, unless they breed in the winter too...? i live in NH, it gets pretty cold. 4 do people let their chickens roam the yard/area or should I keep them in a run? Thank you all soooo much!