I have my first broody chicken, and she is a Isa Brown! Anyway, the first week she was mostly sitting on eggs and very little out of the box, how ever she would get out when I came in with food, then she would hop back in the laying box. After a week I was pretty sure she was going to stay on the eggs so I called a friend that has roosters and she brought me 10 eggs. I dont have a rooster so no fertile eggs here. That week was a disaster, missing eggs and 2 others were out of the nest, one on the floor when I walked in and the other in a different laying box! Still cant figure out how she did that! So by the end of that week I was down to 5 eggs. My friend brought me over 13 new eggs layed that day and I set up my broody in a large dog kennel with water and food by herself, still in the main coop though. So as of today she has been on them for 9 days. First question is that I want to candle them, and I did try last night with a led flash light, but I really could not make out anything except the air pockets and what seemed to be dark blobs. I dont think my light is bright enough. I am going to look for a brighter light after work today. So first question is does anyone know of a link here for step by step directions for candeling? I have been to the learning center and the pictures are great, but I want to make sure I am doing it right. Second question is I am petrified that my broody will quit since it was actually 2 weeks she was broody before I got the 13 eggs under her. I am freaking out that she will decide she is done and I wont get any chicks! Not that I was even counting on having chicks with my Isa Browns, but now that I started I want chicks!