I lost my favorite pullet a few days ago. She was the only one that LOVED to be picked up and held. I think a coyote or some neighborhood dogs got her as I found a trail of her feathers leading to the fence line. She loved our dogs and wasn't afraid. I think it made her an easy target. For the past four days, I've been looking at her last two eggs sitting on the counter trying to decide if I should try and hatch them. I was worried because they are a bit small as she just started laying about a month ago. I kept telling myself: 1)My husband is going to be mad.... I told him I wasn't going to hatch any eggs until next year. Vacation is coming up, lots of projects to do and such. 2) I don't want to deal with growing out chicks in the winter 3) Do I really need more chickens??? My coop is pretty much too full at this point. 4) Odds are not good that they'll hatch and my luck if they do I'll get roos and not pullets. I finally broke down and set her two 2 eggs (plus 10 more from the rest of my flock) Gotta have hatch mates right?