My roosters are crowing and mating and my girls are laying, but I don't know when the eggs are fertilized now or not. I'm scared to pick them up and candle them, in fear of hurting the chick inside, if there is one. My hens aren't the broody kind of chickens, except for our Golden Comets, and they haven't been mated yet. Anyways, the girls are getting into the habit of dropping their eggs outside the nesting boxes into the mud. The eggs crack, and I did discover a dead chick, just starting to develop. What do I do?