We have all see eggs laid by hens at poultry shows and swap meets. Has anyone ever had an egg swiped from them that might have been fertile? Or has anyone ever swiped one while nobody was looking and incubated it? I admit to taking an egg once from a top notch cuckoo OEG bantam and it was fertile. I felt pretty guilty and would never do it again but the temptation was just too great. I would say it IS stealing.