Hi everyone, I have an older hen. To be honest, I don't know how old, I just know her previous owner's mother said, "Oh, my gosh, is she still laying?". She is a beautiful, sweet hen and I want to have more of her, so I tried to hatch three of her eggs. None made it past about day 8 (judging by their development and size). I had eggs from a younger hen in that batch that made it all the way. I have to assume that my old hen's age played a role in those three quitting. My questions are: 1) How much does it influence hatching? Am I wasting my time trying to hatch her eggs? 2) Are there tricks to get an older hen's egg hatch?