I've learned much from reading this forum, but a few questions remain. My hens should start laying in the next 4-6 weeks. Because of my job I may only be able to check for eggs once a day, and may have to miss a day once in a while. How long can the eggs stay in the nest before they go bad? During the winter, if an egg is frozen or partially frozen is it then no good? Or, will the hen continue to sit on the egg and thereby prevent it from freezing? Dang I know I had more questions, but as I ask I cannot think of them. Still, answers to these question will help greatly. thanks in advance.