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Candling Fresh Eggs
Week 1 of Incubation
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Why Candle Eggs

Just like everything else in nature, not all eggs are perfect. We candle:
This egg has a thin shell with bumps on it - no good for incubation, but fine for eating. To make sure there is nothing wrong with the shell. This one has a crack.
This egg has a 'meat-spot'; To make sure there are no contaminants inside the egg.
This egg is fresh, clear, and ready for anything. To make sure the egg is fresh. To make sure it has no 'faults' that would prevent a ducking from growing to term. This egg is fine - it just has a spotted shell.
This one has a blood spot. To make sure there are no problems inside that would make the egg unpalatable. Here's what it looks like once the egg is opened.
Find out where the name came from. Why is it called candling? What are the parts of an egg? Find out where the name came from.

farm/candling/why_candle.txt · Last modified: 2020-05-09 15:02 (external edit)