Hey everyone I just got some chickens last summer and I'm thinking about trying to hatch some eggs this spring. So yeah I'm a newbie to this stuff. I have one rooster and 3 hens. The rooster is a Golden campine and I have 2 rhode island red hens and one Isa brown hen. My first issue is I'm not sure if my rooster mates with the hens... I don't ever see him mate with the hens. Is it possible he mates with them when I'm not looking or watching?? He is a little smaller than the girls will he not mate with hens bigger than him? Do chickens only mate in the spring? The other issue is my rooster is a Golden campine and my hens are rhode island reds and a isa brown. Is it ok to mix breed them? Plus I don't think my hens will ever go broody. I don't think rhode island reds or isa browns go broody do they? Will I have to incubate the eggs?