I'm new to chickens. I have heard of shipping eggs and live chicks etc but it never occured to me to question how it is done. I don't mean the packing process, etc. I mean, don't the eggs have to stay warm or else they die? Can they stay room temp? Does this mean that if my hens lay eggs and I bring them in I can wait a few days to collect more eggs before putting them in an incubator? I guess I'm just curious about fertilized eggs in general. How long can they go without bein in an incubator or under a hen before the egg dies? I'm so full of questions!