I might be asking a stupid question, but is there any way to tell if my rooster and hen have mated without witnessing the act? My hen just started laying this week after raising her since May. I'm really excited about that. Now, I would like to eat some of the eggs, but I would also like to hatch some. I've read that I can't tell a fertile egg without incubating it for at least three days. I work full time, so I can't watch my chickens all the time to see if they're mating. Is there any other way to give me a hint of my hen's eggs might be fertile before I eat them?