have 5 5 month old chickens (one cock), 2 of which are starting to lay....very exciting even though it is winter. one of the hens is sitting on duck eggs, then lays her own egg, and then leaves the nest. i really dont mind, because even though the eggs are probably fertile, i dont want any babies at the mo. a friend of mine suggested to get a false chicken egg to keep her 'happy'....but will this stop her laying?
also, how do i stop my cockeral from romping my runner ducks?!.....they just dont run fast enough :S
is it because when i got them, they all grow up together?