Hi i have had my 8 girls for 2 months now, and i just got them a rooster. was just wonder how long it will take till there eggs are fertile.and should i keep the eggs with my girls or should i take them out and put them in an incubator. i still want to get eggs for the table does it matter if those eggs are fertile or not or should i just build a runner next to there pen and put the rooster and one hen in that and let them go till the chicks are born. I'm so confused. new at this sorry.i have 6 BR hens 1 old english hen and 1 road- island red and the BR rooster in one cage,is it ok to have them all in one cage, i hope. thank you for any answers.