We have 2 Silkies that have never really had a nest before, from what I was told. Between the two I get one egg a day. We've had them for a week and gave them a stable home and a nest box--which they love. One of the hens is laying on the eggs occasionally. I'm assuming she is taking the other hens eggs as well. But only SHE has the desire to sit on them. But I don't see her on them very often. They've laid 7 eggs up to today and we also gave them 4 eggs from our neighbors, so she has a full nest. Will these eggs be ok, or does she NEED to be on the eggs most all day?