I have 4 chickens and one rooster(not on purpose). We got home from vacation to see one momma sitting on 19 eggs(very exciting!!), not all her own. That was 2 1/2 weeks ago. She occasionally gets up and another chicken runs in to lay an egg. There are now 30+ eggs. We know some of them are fertilized as one fell out of the box and there was a baby chick forming. Obviously, the newly laid eggs will not hatch with the others. It makes us sad to think those babies will die once the other chicks are born. Can we do anything about this?