I know these questions have been asked before. I probably just can't find them. I'm a first timer oniincubating. My 4 year old son convinced me to try it. I put 4 eggs in the incubator on January 17th. I've been watching the temp and humidity like crazy. I guess being a stay at home mommy gives you a little extra time to get anxious about the eggs. The temps have been between 98 at the lowest, and 101 at the highest. I've been trying to keep them between 99 and 100. The humidity has been about 65. I really want to candle these eggs but I don't want to disturb them too much. I'm hand turning them every 8 hours. Yes I wash my hands and wear medical gloves to keep from transferring germs and bacteria to them. Ok so here are my questions: 1 When should I candle them the first time? 2 Should I candle them in a dark room, or anywhere? 3 How can I be sure I've candled them correctly? 4 How can I keep my children from being disappointed if I have incorrectly incubated these eggs? I know my rooster is doing his job, I'm just scared I'm going to do this all wrong. Thanks in advance.