I'm new to this site, but have been reading all the great advise and funny stories! I have a silkie hen and rooster in a breeding pen and have been collecting eggs for a few weeks now. I was wondering if the rooster will lose his fertility as the hours of daylight go down. He's still mating, and all his eggs so far have been doing great! So far, no sign of molting. But the other chickens his age (18 months) are molting big time. Will he quit breeding when he starts molting? Any help would be great! I've only had chickens for a couple of years and have lots to learn! Thanks.