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Will they maybe be fertile?

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Here it is, early December, and on November 30, my 2 Narragansett hens started laying eggs. I'd been seeing the Tom, copulate the hens, for a couple of weeks prior, and thought that seemed oddly early.
Last season, earlier this year, (my first), the girls started laying in mid February, and laid until the end of July, give or take a few days. I didn't have an incubator ready, at that point, and we never got to double check fertility.
So, if I incubate these, assuming that last year's eggs were fertile, is it likely to expect a few hatches, out of this batch?
As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man, I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And learned much from both of their styles.

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate. Arriving too late.

Jimmy Buffett
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As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man, I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And learned much from both of their styles.

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate. Arriving too late.

Jimmy Buffett
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Crack a few open and check for fertility before you set them. No use firing up the incubator until you're certain.
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