This post is sponsored by Fleming Outdoors Eric Fleming's Guide to Incubating and Candling Eggs - Part 1 For those of us who decide for the first time to incubate our own eggs, we generally have many questions on the process of egg incubation. Since we get so many questions regarding this process I decided to do a video documentary that shows how to incubate eggs and also what you will need to brood them. The egg incubator that was used in the video is a Genesis Egg Incubator. Most of the directions on this video can be applied to any tabletop model incubator except for the thermostat controls. We begin this video with the basic instructions on how to get your incubator set up so you can start incubating your eggs. On day 18 we will have a video on the proper way to remove the egg turner and place the eggs on the wire screen floor of the incubator. Then we will post videos of the chicks hatching and moving them to the brooder. In the next video my son Ellis and I use the Egg Candler to watch the development of the chicks. We candled the eggs at day four but since we are hatching eggs that have a darker shell color it made it more difficult to see with the camera so we waited until day 10. Candling eggs is a great way for kids to get involved in the incubation process and it shows them the complete development of the chick. Enjoy! Tips for Candling From Eric Fleming 1. Turn Out The lights To See Egg Better 2. Hold Large end of egg against candler 3. Be sure your hands are dry and clean 4. Day 3: look for blood vessels & veins 5. Day 10: you should see the chick moving 6. Eggs that are clear inside after 10 days are bad 7. Remove bad eggs from incubator and discard 8. Eggs can be out of incubator for up to 30 minutes 9. Do Not candle eggs during last 3 days of the hatch Stay tuned for Part 2! What questions do you have for Eric about incubating, candling, or hatching?