Well, I have finally got a broody hen, (barred rock hen/black sex link rooster) She has been sitting on them for the last 4 days. I have a good feeling about her. I know that there is already a broody hen hatchalong thread going on, but that's way to many pages to try to find information about this single topic. I was wondering from those of you who are very experienced with this, what are the Do's and Dont's of touching/handling/candling a broodies eggs? Do you guys ever candle the eggs? I mean, it doesn't really matter that much, but I want to check on the development of these eggs, to see if they have started to grow, because if they aren't fertile, I will still be able to place fertile eggs under her while she's still broody.