i waz wondering if anyone can tell me when to expect my first eggs off my buff orpingtons and light sussex? That is as long as they are hens!!! :/Im new to this so please bear with me. also what i was wondering is ... do you need a cockrel to make hens go broody and produce fertile eggs? I also have 3 silkies which im kinda hoping to breed off. will a silkie cock fertilize orpington eggs? maybe just asking silly questions but just trying to learn.