Please can anybody help me as I am going to be over run with chickens soon. The reason is that I hate to think a fertilised egg is just left and not incubated so I have to hatch them all! My cockerel isn't going to his new home until the weekend so I am running out of incubator room. I am vegetarian and hate the idea of eating a fertilised egg. So........... 1. Can a pullets first ever egg be fertile? 2. When a cockerel is removed from the chicken pen, how long are the chickens eggs still fertile for? Please help as i know it sounds daft but its all really bothering me, I am lying awake at night pondering over the whole situation and wondering where I can put all these **** chickens until I can sell some! lol Many thanks in advance, Lisa.