I have a hen that went broody. I had left her eggs for her starting around March 15th. When I noticed her not leaving the box, she had 11 eggs and it was March 23rd. She would get off them to eat, poop and run back to the box (max time away about 5 minutes). We went out of town March 25th-27th. The next time I was able to see/count eggs was April 1, there were 15. I realize 15 is too many for one hen, but I wasn't sure how to go about thinning them out, so I left all 15. I did some reading on candling. I attempted this but my maglite obviously isn't bright enough, as I can't really see through the eggs at all. Do I count the 21 days from April 1st (when I found 15 eggs vs the 11 she was sitting on back on the 23rd?) Obviously there is a 9 day difference and 9 days is a lot when you only go 21 days. Also, My 1 rooster disappeared March 21st, he may have gone to one of the farms on either side of us, however there was a breech in security on the chicken coop, and I think a coon/fox probably got him. So then in all probability would only the first 11 eggs be fertilized or is there a chance that all 15 are?