How important is it to candle a broody mama's eggs? Today is Day 10, and I read a really great article on letting the hens do all the work. But the article insisted on candling on day(night) 10 and removing the 'dead' eggs. The reason of my concern is that early on she had 10 eggs, now 9. One broke. I'm assuming she ate it. But there is bits of yolk dried on to the eggs she setting on. Not enough to cover/smother them, just a spot here and there. I understand thats not a very good thing BUT I really wanted mother nature to do this, not me. So I didn't remove any. She's a Barred Rock and very patient with me, so doesn't get too upset when I'm around. But I don't want to stress her or disturb her. I'm crossing my fingers for some of these eggs to hatch successfully. So long story short, should/do i have to candle?