One of my 4-H kids has ask me this question? If he were to ordered some baby bantams today, he is trying to get a hen to go with his cockerel, would he have enough time to get her up to broody time to hatch her own eggs by late next summer? I told him I would post his question. I was not sure on the age when bantams become fertile. I thought he was cutting it a little close and that chickens don't always follow the same time tables. What do you think I could tell this young man?