Umm...so my Roo has been grabbing a hold of the hens by the neck. They yell of course and I come running. Well, he lets them go. BUT I saw him on top of a hen yesterday (4 kids were the witnesses as well!) and they were mating. Great. So then I continue to watch the Roo wander around and he grabs another at the neck and spins himself around and gets ontop of her. She didn't like it. But the first time, that hen didn't mind. Ok, so here's the question: Does this means (the willing hens) that they are ready to lay eggs, if they allow him the mount her? (is mount the proper word) And do the eggs ALWAYS get fertilized by him being with her once? I really need to sepearte them. I don't really want a ton of chicks. We can't do it this weekend. Any quick fixes? I let my birds Free Range during the day. How would I go about letting them all out by him? LOL Oh he'd just love that! help!