Originally Posted by ybmagpye
If the eggs were fertile and NOT refridgerated, there would be a minute chance they'd hatch - but it would be a miracle worthy of 3 wise men and a virgin.
I live in a country where we 1. don't refrigerate our eggs, we keep them on shelves and 2. the heat gets so bad that the hens don't even sit on them anymore, they sit next to them and watch them and they're still incubating.... so fertile unrefridgerated eggs can actually and possibly form a little here. I wouldn't say *hatch* because they wouldn't be able to get that far - but I don't think any commercial farmer here would ever risk putting a roo with their hens. Although I, for one, welcome our new chicken Jesus.