Hello! So I have 5 Silkie girls that were housed together during the winter. Two of the three silkies are eight months old and they have been laying since December. The other three silkies that I have are six months old and they're about to start laying. Since I don't have a a rooster, I borrowed a-year-old Silkie rooster from a friend of mine and I placed him in the cage. They are getting along very well, however the hens who where laying, have now stopped laying eggs. I have had the roasters ugh the hens for 4 days now. The rooster seems to show no interest in the hens. Is this normal? Is he just getting accustomed to the new environment and chickens? He was growing at his old house and has yet to crow at my house. When can I expect him to start doing his job? Thanks!!