Hi, This is my first incubation and I have been trying to follow as best I can my Storey's guide to raising chickens. The chapter on incubation is pretty good but I have stumbled a little on the candling. I have looked at endless photos of how the egg should appear at various stages of development. I candled again today, day 5, and saw a mass in each egg. The Storey's guide recommends breaking eggs to confirm findings, and as I was convinced there was nothing going on, I decided to break one of the ten eggs. The results are here: http://jamesandrosalinda.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!BD096268F8FB68C7!138/ I was a little surprised at what I saw since I expected to see, well, not much. I guess what I am asking is, is the fleshly little thing in the center the developing chick? If so, great, I feel a little bad at terminating a potentially viable chicken but I needed to know things were going well. Thanks for any comments.