I was so discouraged with my worsening hatch rate from shipped eggs. My tiny mottled bantam cochin hen FINALLY got over her brood and started laying again. She seemed to always be able to out-maneuver the mottle roo, but I finally saw him breed her about 6 weeks ago, so I started collecting her eggs. So far ALL her eggs have been fertile and are growing babies. I have one 10 day old baby from them, 6 eggs on day 20 and 4 more on day 4 that all have veins!!! Wow...you folks are right about hatching your own eggs. This is very exciting!!!