Hi all, we acquired 5 chicks back on May 31 (1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Easter Eggers, and 2 Silkies). Turns out 1 of the silkies is a rooster. And naturally he's been one of my favorites so I'd love to keep him. It's fine from a legal standpoint but want to understand what it means for our flock. Brace yourselves for my dumb questions: 1) we were hoping for eggs for eating. Is this still a possibility? 2) not totally opposed to some more chicks but wondering if our silkies rooster will only fertilize the other silkies eggs or would he possibly mate with my other breeds? 3) any way to tell if the eggs are fertilized? Thank you SO MUCH for your help and/or pointing me to any good resources to read up on this.