Hello, Iridescence, my broody is currently sitting on eggs: today is day 18! - some pics in this thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/getting-ready-for-chicks.1226334/#post-19662374 I tried to candle the eggs in the past three days and I cannot see much. Eggs are blue (araucana breed). I think the method I use is correct because when trying with one of my eggs I can see through (the egg was white and unfertilised) pic 1. Out of 7 eggs, I can see clearly through one which is not fertilised I think. That egg is less blue, kind of off-white. For five of them I see nothing apart from the air cell: the rest is all too dark. For one I think I could see some veins close to the air cell (pic2). Could anyone help and confirm (or otherwise) that pic2 is a fertilised egg, please? And what does the fact I can't see through the other 5 eggs mean? that they are most likely fertilised or not fertilised? Or I am useless at candling eggs? BTW when yesterday Iridescence got out to quickly eat, she literally flew around for few seconds like stretching so much, so funny Thank you!