I had my first successful hatch with a brood hen so feel I have a "little" experience. I want to put 10 under the next girl. I'm getting very few eggs. 2-4 a day. I've read I shouldn't use the eggs to put under the broody hen if I already refrigerated them. so I've started saving for 2 days and I only have 5 eggs. How many days can I collect eggs before I put them under my broody. I'm keeping them room temperature in a carton and waiting to put them all under her at once. I made the mistake of putting some under the first broody hen one day and some the next. She attended to the ones that hatched and left the other eggs and then when the other one hatched she didn't recognize it as hers and pecked at it. Luckily she started settling down on the chicks she had and I slipped the wet just hatched chick under her for the night and the next morning they were all hers. So I want to put them all under the next hen at one time. Again my question. How long can I keep collecting eggs to put under her. At this rate it could take 2-3 more days to get enough eggs. That would have the first ones 5 days old but never refrigerated and assumed fertilized. Is that ok?