HERE is my issue with the weigh eggs thing.....
When I weighed my own 7 day old eggs things are fine. Trouble is most people are incubating shipped eggs where the original weights are FAR FAR different than when we set our own. Number one issue being the way people pack everything in newspaper and cardboard without protecting the eggs from loosing weight. The ship leaving both ends of the bubble wrap open most times because that is WHAT is suggested to them. It is known through research that we can store eggs in plastic bags to help prevent the loss and the ph changes in the albumen. Anyways, if we are weighing for such accuracy how can we do so with such unknowns on the eggs themselves? Most times we set our own eggs are basically a A grade or AA grade egg. When we get them shipped they are most times well Beyond a B grade egg. If you look at the images below, that is already quite weight loss.
My issue is honestly telling people to weigh eggs on this unknown, I always try to tell them the perfect methods and back up everything I tell someone. This weighing of shipped eggs I just cant ever suggest to someone, esp a new hatcher....... I know how easy it is to say "it worked for me" but that would be just heresay..... am I making any sense in all that blabber above? I pray paddler you can seriously open my mind up here, as it is its not.
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 1/20/16 at 5:27pm