I have decided that I am going to give it a try on hatching eggs from my chickens. I had an incubator given to me so I want to see if I have any luck. But I have never hatched before so I was wondering if anyone can answer some of my uncertain questions. I would appreciate it! 1. I have read about candling, the method to know if the egg is fertilized or not. One thing I am not sure of, is how soon do you candle it to know if it is or not. I heard that you couldn't tell until about 36 hours after the hen lays the egg but not certain about it. 2. If it is true that you have to wait 36 hours to know if the egg is or isn't fertile, where do you store the egg until you are able to candle and find out? I always put my eggs in the fridge after i gather the eggs and surely refrigerating them would cause them to not develop wouldn't it? I would greatly appreciate some advice on my questions that would help me. Thanks a bunch!