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Ducks and other birds, including LINKS to other resources
Incubation and hatching
Eggs for eating too
Candling Eggs a tutorial on incubation, embryology and candling eggs with drawings, photos & video
Rabbits This is a link to Mink Hollow Rabbitry

School Hatching Program
IMPORTANT NOTE: This section is for reference ONLY. We no longer provide hatching eggs.
*Before you get your eggs
*Hatching Handbook
*Count Down
*Checklist (updated 2009)

For Teachers (support materials)
Activities (for various age groups)

Farm Photo Album
(farm pics & more)

Mink Hollow Media Site

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Site Map

The following is a list of all the pages on this site, sorted (more-or-less) in alphabetical order by page title. If you are looking for a specific page, there are 2 ways to find it:

  1. use the browser to find the link to it on this page (type <ctrl>-f to open the “find” feature of your browser).
  2. use the search box on the left side of this page. This will display all the pages that contain the word or phrase you were looking for.

These are the sections where these pages can be found:

Main Pages Main Pages Candling & Embryology Candling & Embryology
Hatching Program Hatching Program Learn More Learn More pages (candling & embryology)
General Reference General Reference ActivitiesActivities
Photo AlbumPhoto Album Rabbits Rabbits

Main Site Pages

A, B

About Us Information about this web site. Main Pages
Activities - some suggestions for all age groups Activities
Air Cells Why is a poorly placed or ruptured air-cell a problem for hatching eggs? Learn More
Anatomy (duck, outside) A picture of a duck with various parts labeled. Pass the mouse over the picture to find closeups! General Reference
Avian Flu Information and updates. General Reference
Be Considerate A note for teachers placing orders and coming to pick up or drop off eggs. Hatching Program
Birds, Eggs and Ducks Questions and Answers Hatching Program
Before You Get Your Eggs Things to help you be properly prepared. Hatching Program
Blow Out an Egg Illustrated instructions for how to blow out a raw egg. Activities
Book List Books for all ages: picture books, stories, references (near the end), add your favorites! (requires registration) General Reference
Breed Notes A Breeder's description of each of the breeds we keep (including our own variety currently under development) General Reference
Build Your Own Candler Illustrated How-To Instructions Learn More
Bumpy Shells Why are bumpy shells a problem in incubation? Learn More

C, D, E

Candling (name) Why is it called Candling? Learn More
Candling Eggs On-Line Tutorial: How to Candle Eggs, Check it Out! Lots of Pictures & Movies! Take the Test! Candling & EmbryologyGeneral Reference
Cesareans on Eggs Why don't cesarean sections work on hatching birds? Learn More
Checklist - to help to be ready Hatching Program
Collective Names of Animals Ever wondered what to call a group of rhinoceros? Find out Here. General Reference
Colour Genetics A short explanation of the Black/Brown colour gene, as expressed in Silver Appleyards. General Reference
Common Questions Related to the Hatching Project Hatching Program
Count Down to Hatch: Fresh Eggs - what you'll need to get ready for your eggs Hatching Program
Count Down to Hatch: Ready-to-Hatch Eggs - what you'll need to get ready for your eggs Hatching Program
Ducks As Pets How to keep and care for a small flock (up to 6) of ducks. General Reference
Eggs For Eating What's the difference between Duck & Chicken Eggs? and other burning questions…. General Reference
Egg Age How can we tell the age of an egg in water? Learn More
Embryology Glossary A glossary to help you understand the parts from the chart (above) that don't seem to be English. Learn MoreCandling & Embryology

F - l

Farm Animal Families - names for the different moms, dads, and kids General Reference
General Information Who we are and what we do. Main Pages
Glossary Words associated with ducks and hatching and what they mean General Reference
Handling Eggs How should we handle a freshly laid egg? Learn More
Hatch Dates For the current year Main Pages
Hatching As a School Project Handbook A brief introduction to incubation and hatching Hatching Program
In an Eggshell (a description of how eggs are made and how they develop into ducklings) General ReferenceCandling & Embryology
Incubation Temperatures A list of incubation temperatures for different birds and at different stages of incubation General Reference
Just for Fun Clip-art, borders, backgrounds, and more! Photo Album
Links Links to other resources about eggs and hatching. General Reference

M - Z

Making an Egg How is an egg made? Learn More
Parts of an egg? A picture with labels. Learn More
Price List Our Current Price List Main Pages
Rabbit Coat Colour Genetics An Illustrated Summary of Rabbit Colour Genetics Rabbits
Rabbits in the Classroom Our 'Rent-A-Bunny' Program Rabbits
Sleep-Over "Kit" Ideas and Strategies so ducklings can go home with class-mates for sleep-overs [for the safety of the ducklings some cautions apply]. Hatching Program
Stages of Development (Embryology) Chart describing the developmental stages of an embryo. Some of it even looks like English. Learn More
Using the Word List Things to do using the Word List General Reference
Word List Words associated with ducks and hatching General Reference


Candling & Embryology

Candling & Embryology

Candling Fresh Eggs
  1. Introduction (to candling eggs)
  2. What Do We Need? (to candle)
  3. Let's Begin (Shells) What can shells tell us about the egg?
  4. Good Eggs What do good eggs look like?
  5. Too Old (identifying old eggs)
  6. Air Cell What do we need to know about the air cell of a fresh egg?
  7. Blood Spots What are they?
  8. Test Yourself on candling fresh eggs
Week 1 of Incubation
Weeks 2 and 3 of Incubation
Week 4 of Incubation

Photo Album

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