In June, I got a D'uccle hen for which replaced a chicken I had lost. initially I wanted to put her in with my Amber Link hens, but they were not nice to her and never accepted her into their clan. Long story short, I ended up getting the matching Roo from the same woman I got the hen from.They absolultely love each other and are perfectly happy in their small A frame coop. My questions is, when do bantam roosters become sexually mature, and when do bantams start laying eggs/become broody? My hopes are to breed the two and try to get some more D'uccles to add to my clan. I know that the friend I got the hen from received her in early May, and about 2 weeks later, received the Roo. The hen has been "clucking" for about a month, while the roo is about half 'peep' ing and half normal. Also, I understand when a hen becomes broody, she wont leave the nest. Is my hen still too young to be broody? She is always in the run with the rooster during the day, and hasn't started laying yet, so she isn't always "sitting". Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!