Does anyone know anything about chicken eggs and incubation etc. ? A friend of mine is house-sitting and the people have chickens lying on enormous piles of eggs. Do the chickens sit on the eggs if they are have not been fertilized? My friend was told to discard the eggs or eat them. The eggs are not fresh enough to eat, so I would like to maybe help them hatch since they will be thrown in the trash otherwise. My snake would like em I don't plan on buying an incubator but I was hoping there could be a way to keep them warm some other way maybe a home made incubator?