Oh boy, this will be my second hatch, I hope. My standard blu Cochin hen has just started setting on her eggs yesterday full time. She has 8 under her. Her first batch last Oct. had only 4 and I added two baby GJ's under her which are all big and running around now. These are all from my new beautiful Cochin roo. so hope these eggs are fertile. He is about 10 mos. old now but has been breeding for about 2 mos. now. When should I candle them to see if they are fertile? I think I over did last time with excitement as I candled like every day until day 18.... I sure hope these are fertile as they will be wonderful purebreds and the mother is a looker!