So I have never hatched eggs before. I have raised my chickens from day old chicks...They are now laying and my one roo is having a field day with his 11 gals! I was thinking of picking and choosing an egg or two to try to incubate. Is there a good way to try to guess which ones are fertile? I know you can candle them, but that's only days afterwards isn't it? Do most people just put a bunch in the 'bater and wait to see what happens? I don't have a 'bater yet...either...btw... lol The chickens don't sit on their eggs. They just drop 'em and go! So I would need to make one I guess... Hmm...wonder when my silkies will go broody, they could do all the work!