I was wondering i have one rooster, he's good and all, but i'm not sure how old he is and how long he will live. i was planning to hatch some eggs this spring and get at least one rooster. my hens are laying now but they only go broody for an hour and then leave it to bite the dust. will one ever stay broody until it hatches. and will it keep it safe from my cats if it hatches one. and will my elder rooster and other hens bully the baby to death. and any suggestions on which hen to let hatch eggs. my rooster is a silver ameraucana. i have buff orpington hens, rhode island reds, new hampshires, 1 black australorp hen, and 1 golden laced wyandotte hen.