My small flock of geese - I think there are 5 females and 2 males. I've seen them breeding so I'm sure the two eggs are fertile, but none of the hens are sitting on them. They did make themselves a really nice nest - unfortunately thought it was out in the open. We live in the boonies and there is a huge predator problem. And we're also in central SD, so the weather is chilly yet. I was wondering how long they can leave the eggs and not sit on them. I moved the nest into their little house - where it is that they lay and rest...it also just got a fresh heaping amount of hay. So the eggs are at least somewhat protected - this early in the season it is possible for us to still get a snow storm, but also still be up into the 60s. Lately its been chilly (low 50s with a wind chill) and at night its been mid 30s, not freezing but pretty cold. Do I take the eggs and incubate them? Or just lave them and see who sits on them? 5 hens and only 2 eggs and I have no idea who it is that is laying them.