- May 6, 2009
I have a hen who has recently started laying eggs. I did not know till yesterday when I found her hideout in the woods. She has been going AWOL for about a week and a half and we finally found out where. She was nesting beside a tree. In her nest was 18 eggs and one outside of the nest. I feel so bad now that I took her off of them as I opened 2 eggs to see if the were fertilized and found both to have embryos in them. I am wondering what to do with the remaining eggs. I have kept them in a box surrounded by towels. Do they have a chance and if so what is the first things I need to do as I do not have a clue. PS How long can a hen store semen from a rooster??