OK dont laugh! How soon after breeding does the fertile egg get laid? Is it the next day? Also I have 6-2 yo RIR that are laying and I just got a Cochin Roo and 2 hens that are about 6 months old. OK this sounds really dumb but I think the roo is too short for the RIR.. he looks like he is mating but I dont think he is hitting the target! Now he has gone back to the Cochin hens he came with. I was hoping to cross breed the reds and have the cochin hens set on them. Is this ok or possible?