Maybe I'd feel better if I was a newbie asking this question. Would you eat fertilized eggs that a succession of hens has sat on steadily for over 24 hrs.? Lil' Bit sat on some(?) eggs from before 9 AM yesterday until 6:30 PM. When I noticed that she was finally off the nest, I went in to collect them and found Maggie sitting on them. Later, I went to lock them up for the night and Maggie was still on them so I left her alone. When I opened the coop this morning, Maggie is off that nest and now Bluey is sitting on them! All of these hens hiss and bite (bite! not peck) when I try to look under them, so I've left them alone. I could just put on gloves and remove the eggs, but not sure if I should since I do want a broody. If Bluey gets off that nest sometime today and one of her sisters doesn't jump right on them, should I keep the eggs for eating or selling or feed them to the dog? I have always felt that letting a broody hatch youngin's was the best way, but now I'm really starting to see the value of a bator. Half broody hens can be a pain in the tail feathers!