I was outside a little bit ago checking on the chickens when my hen squated for my rooster for the first time (that I'm aware of. The eggs have not been fertile yet). And then a little while later I looked out the window he was "dancing" with another hen. I hopefully soon will be able to start hatching my own eggs. They are Gold Laced Polish (and he mated with my mottled Houdan hen too). Does anyone know if he will mate with hens that are not laying yet? Only a few of them have started to lay. Also, how long after they mate do the hens lay? These are my first "adult" birds and I'm clueless.