I am trying to figure out if we have ruined our eggs by accidentally having the temperature too high for four days, i.e. since they were laid. We have them in a Hovabator, with the incubator's temp set at 85º, and it has stayed there consistently the whole time. We chose that temp because we wanted to be surprised about whether they become boys or girls. I was curious about the temp in the vermiculite, so I put the probe thermometer in there and it was 94º! They were laid on Wednesday night, and now it is Sunday mid-day. Has their sex already been determined? Will this have deleterious effects on them (e.g. will they become mean males?). Otherwise, they seem fine. One of them was dented when we first found it, which was approx. one hour after it was laid. So I went ahead and put it in the verm., and put a few drops of water on the dented part. Within an hour or so, it was back to the correct shape. The other one looked just perfect when we found it. Also, I have found conflicting advice about when to candle the eggs. One site said to do it when the eggs are 2 or 3 days old. The other said 2 or 3 weeks. Which is better? Thanks so much for your advice, Tracie. I really do appreciate it. Kindly, Jennifer p.s. I also posted this on Allexperts.com, but I thought I'd collect a few opinions from you guys, too.