My chickens laid their first egg Friday!!! YEA! I posted my first egg pic too Friday she laid an egg. I kinda want some chicks so I left it for her to sit on. Saturday another one, Sunday another. That's THREE eggs, but she still hasn't sit yet. I was worried they would go to waste so I put them in the fridge. From my reading, that may not have been correct though. I've been reading on the newest chicken activities. In an effort to validate what I think I've read, and put it all in one place for others..... please confirm or deny and comment/correct any of the following: #1 If I have an active young rooster, chances are the eggs are fertile. #2 If my chicken lays an egg (and I want chicks) I should just leave it, let her lay more and she'll eventually sit once she decides she has enough. #3 If she lays several eggs and never comes back to sit, after one week I should discard them (do not eat at this late time) #3a is she lazy? young? too hot or any of many reasons not interested in sitting? #4 If she sits, after the gestation period beginning the day she starts sitting, I should discard any unhatched eggs, or at the point she quits sitting. I imagine I'll keep track of all this stuff by writing small dates on the egg. Does this sound reasonable?