ok new at this .... very new . Violet is my lovely Blue Cochin (as sweet as any chicken could possibly be) upon becoming broody for the third time in a year I decided to purchase cochin eggs on ebay. We received 16 and I felt that was too many for her to cover and after combing through the forums for hours that first night I made the executive decision to remove any eggs that she was not covering the following morning. So we are here day 18 with 10 eggs....I have not candled because I have no idea what the heck I would be looking for. Soooooooo I guess in a few days we will know what we shall have. Keep all fingers crossed.