Ive got my timid roo ( he is on loan from friends) in with my meekest cochin hen at the moment...they have been together for 4 days now and seem to be finally getting along well. Hen has laid three eggs, two in a really halfhearted attempt at a nest and one just randomly on the ground, and she displayed no sign of sitting on them so I gatherred them up and brought them inside. She wasnt worried about me touching tem so I took all this to be signs that they werent fertile. I havent seen any chook sex going on, but today when I went into the enclosure, the hen squatted when I petted her ( first time ever!) and when I looked at her vent, it was kind of wet and sticky with a few strands of straw even clinging to her vent-proximity feathers.....is this a sign of chicken matings having occurred? He back feathers look normal....the sticky vent and new squatting behavior is all I have to go on. Should I be doing something with eggs she lays from now on? If she doesnt sit on thm, does that mean they arent fertile?? I really really really want babies from this roo! All advice and thoughts gratefully accepted!