I found a stash of eggs under one of my EE's this morning. About twenty of them. I do not think I have a roo but one of the girls always avoids me and has never squatted for me. They are all about 8 months. No rooster crow but this one big girl always avoids me. I know a broody hen will sit on her clutch regardless of fertility but i need to know two things 1. If there is any chance they are fewrtile eggs how would I tell? I candled them and am not sure what my results mean. If they were fertile how long could they be out from under momma before they were no longer viable? 2. If they are not fertile and it has only been a week or two can i still eat the eggs? I know i can out them in water to see but i can't remember if they float or sink if they are good. any help appreciated and the sooner the better just in case i do have a roo in my bunch. thanks!