This spring one of my EE pullet chicks turned out to be an EE rooster. I decided to keep him, thinking I might purchase an incubator in the spring of 2015 and collect some of the eggs from my 2 Silver Cuckoo Maran hens in hopes of an "olive egger" or two and collect some of the eggs from my 2 EE hens in hopes of a few more blue egg layers. Making a long story short I separate the rooster from the hens a little over 2 weeks ago because one hen had received a nasty head wound and several others were getting really stressed by the roosters constant pursuit. He was is isolated for a week before I put him back with the hens in afternoon while they were out free ranging. Three hens refused to go back in the run and had to be chased and herded back inside. The next morning I discovered that the hen who had the head wound had spent the night outside the coop, something that had never happened before which supported my theory of how she had become wounded. That fact, combined with the fact that my husband got grumpy when I suggested I buy an incubator, led me to scoop the rooster up and separated him from the hens again and that afternoon, I butchered him. Now, about 8 days since he was butchered and 2 weeks since he was removed from the flock (except for that one afternoon and night) one of my SIlver Cuckoo Marans has gone broody. I'm tempted to let her hatch out some eggs but wonder what the odds are of any of them being fertile. It's been two weeks since the rooster spent a lot of time with the hens. Would I have a better chance with the eggs layed yesterday and today or can I pull some of the eggs out of the refridgerator that have been there for a week or two? Or should I just say "oh well" and encourage her to not be broody.