I just came in from a visit with the flock and found my first two eggs!!!!!! They are on wire in a coop that is six feet long and two feet deep, i have 12 hen and two roostogether. I have a couple questions, how long can the eggs stay out of the refrigerator? do they even need to be refrigerated? Is it safe to say that the rest will start to lay regularly pretty soon, they are all the same age. The last question is, at what point can i assume the eggs are fertile? Even though the roos are in with the hen that doesn't guarantee that the hen was bred does it?? Any help to the above questions would be helpful, feel free to ad any other tidbits you may want to add on anything else!!!!