I am new to keeping hens so need a little help! We have a Plymouth Rock rooster and two Plymouth Rock hens all are about 1 year old. They have settled in very well into there hen hotel that my husband built and are now roaming around quite happily. We have had them for two weeks. I have two laying boxes in the hen house and we are getting on average 2 eggs everyday. The problem is I have not seen any activity of mating from the rooster, yet - is this normal? He sits on the hens eggs, I can't believe this to be normal behaviour? Also they don't eat scraps from the kitchen. I thought hens liked scraps? I wanted hens for eggs and to breed some chicks but I am not sure if this is going to happen. Any suggestions would be great.