Our family went on vacation for some time, and throughout the weeks leading up to and while we were away- the eggs were collected and left to sit in one large bucket kept on a shelf in the coop. Once we were home, I brought the bucket in and left it in our mudroom for app. an additional week. Yesterday I washed up the eggs to make a bunch of boiled egg recipes (I figured that the eggs were a little older, but would be easy peelers). Much to my shock & horror, when I put 4 of the eggs into the almost boiling water, I HEARD PEEPING!!! Ugh. So I made a decision that the 4 in the pot could not possibly be in good shape at this point, so I cooled and garbaged them- BUT- I still had a counterful of washed eggs (washed with slightly cool water)! I promptly pulled out the incubator, and now have it full of 42 eggs. I am looking for some opinions... do you think these eggs will hatch, and if so- will they be healthy? Typically when I am collecting eggs to hatch, I change their position at least once a day... but most of these eggs were sitting stationary for weeks! Also- how in the world did one or more of those eggs start developing (to the point of peepability) while in a cool bucket?! I am quite shocked... and would love some thoughts on my strange scenario!