Well i am trying to breed my banty D'Uccle rooster to my silkie hen. He likes her ALOT...lol but when i watch them...um "rock the cazbah" when they are free ranging...it seems as if my rooster just spreads his wings...pecks ahold of her top knot and shakes for a few seconds on her back right in front of her tail poof. It looks as if for a SPLIT SECOND he get's near her vent area...but that's all the credit i am giving him. So...my silkie girl JUST started laying on October 1st "got three egg's from her already" and the rooster im talking about is in a breeder pen with her...so i know that it's just the two of them when im not around. Can roosters actually have problems mating???? Or am i just overreacting and hes really doing a fine job with my silkie hen?? I just hope the eggs she has given me are fertile. Also, i've been told 7...then ive been told 10...but just how many days can i store her eggs before i can throw them in the old bator? I was told the sooner the better...but i have eggs coming this Wednesday and i want to take the eggs i have from her now...and add them in with my shipped egg's. Still think her eggs will ave a good chance of developing with my shipped eggs?