I have a hen, Smokey that is an awesome mother, she has been sitting on 5 eggs, but last few days ago I was very afraid to go outside due to a snake, that had to be killed. I have a horrible fear of them, cant even see in magazines, books or movies. So I didnt pull eggs, I just found eggs that she has been sitting other than her normal 5...about 3 more....I pulled them and was going to bring them into the kitchen. But Im wondering can they be eaten or did they sit to long under her those 3 days? She has hatched two since yesterday, has one zipping real good and one cracking...that will be her whole 5 I was letting her hatch.