I'm stumped. My Royal Palm hen is only about 9 months old. She's laid about a dozen hen eggs and today she's been sitting on an egg all day. Here we are in the middle of December and I live in the eastern US so it's been cold here. The lady we got her from said all of hers lay in the spring and summer and stop in the fall. So I'm stumped (but not complaining) as to why she's broody in December. This is my first time ever having turkeys (and chickens) so my question is how long would it be before we know if it's fertile, how can we tell and if it is fertile, how long until she can hatch it? Thanks for any info!