I have 5 eggs in the incubator from this past Tuesday (Aug. 23), and I candled them a minute ago and I don't see anything obvious saying they are fertile/developing. My rooster is molting right now. Poor guy is a beautiful Orp and has lost half of his hackle and most of his tail feathers. My question is this... do roosters breed when they are molting? I'm wondering if I'm just wasting my time with this batch of eggs. I have only seen him breed once since the molt, but he is usually a private gentleman. Maybe I am candling too early? I've never tried hatching eggs before so I'm not exactly sure how to candle them, but I've read up on them and it seems like my method is correct. My ladies also lay dark eggs, so I'm hoping that since I'm a newbie I'm just not sure what to look for. Thanks for the advice!