thank you so very much. We call her Mrs. Chicken she showed up on Christmas day and only lays eggs on special days. Her first set of eggs were on my daughter Virginia's Birthday who has passed. She lives wonders around the neighborhood. The neighbors in front of me complain because she eats the bird food they spread on the ground every morning. So I build her a hen yard. In doing so I realized she has 8 eggs. I relocated her and the eggs to the yard and this morning they felt a bit cold so I opened one and seen the blood and felt they were fertilized although we do not have a rooster. I don't know either if she will continue to sit on the eggs if I have touched them. Right now they are under a heating pad. This is my first time doing anything like this. I hope I am not a total idiot in my venture.