We've got a 28-week old Easter Egger, "Silver", who's been escaping the chicken yard to visit the dog yard every day. The dogs are seldom in the yard (they're with us in the house) but when they're out, they're unconcerned with Silver's presence, and vice versa. We have 30 chickens and she's the only one who does this. She spends quite a bit of time there, a few times a day (the worm hunting is particularly good there). We've decided to overlook her eccentricity. This morning we stumbled upon a cache of 20 blue eggs! We have good reason to believe them fertile -- Silver mates with Earl, our rooster, almost daily -- but the weather's been extremely hot and she isn't brooding them, just collecting them. Are they any good? Should we gather them up and get rid of them? Or hope Silver will start brooding? PS - we do have a couple of large Cochins that seem to want to sit on eggs -- all eggs, everyone's eggs -- although I wouldn't say they're in full broody mode just right now. Help!