I have incubated hatching eggs both shipped and local.Now my own hens are about ready to lay..and roos are looking grown & starting to chase the girls... ... Mine are mostly 16 weeks old now but i am totally ignorant about breeding Questions. Once my girls are laying ...how long before i should try and incubate some to assure getting healthy chicks ans assure they are fertile or do i have to wait at all? Will there be one main roo who mates the girls if i have more than one roo in a pen? Or does only the Alpha male cover them? Will my roos get along once the girls lay or will i have to take one out? I moved 2 roos along with 2 hens from a larger pen where there were 5 other hens and another younger roo.... Every since i moved them the main roo (who was moved) has crowed almost continuously all day everyday for thre last 4 or 5 days. Is it because i moved him away from the other hens or is it the new pen he isnt used to or is he trying to keep being the "main man" for ALL the hens in both pens by crowing his orders to all? When is a hen concidered broody? One of mine sits on the eggs for a while but then leaves. If i reach in she doesnt growl or act threatening so is she broody or is this somewhat normal to sit on an egg for a while. then leave and not true broody?Shes a Buff Orp These are my questions for now but i probably have more. Any help will be appreciated....and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!