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First time waiting for eggs to hatch

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Need advice.  So I have 12 assorted hens and one roo.  Two hens are broody and sitting on eggs, and have been for about 3-4 weeks.  My chickens are well taken care of, and my approach has been to let nature run it's course.  But now I need more info.  I have gone out at night with a light and removed the ones with no veins, the ones I can see through.  I do this every two days or so.  There have been a few times we have cracked an egg to eat and realized it was a fertile, more developed egg.  I have been growing concerned about how to tell if the "matter" i see inside is a dud- which it seems should be removed, or in general if I am doing things wrong.  My kids and I want chicks, and I guess I need a little basic tutorial.  Can anyone help?  Haven't been able to find a good source of info to this point. THANKS!

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Candling under a broody every 2 days no id leave them alone ..
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