Candling for customer's safety- do you candle food eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunAndDirt, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. SunAndDirt

    SunAndDirt Songster

    I am concerned about selling cracked or weak eggs and the chance of those eggs having bacterial infiltration. For peace of mind, I have been candling eggs for our use. There is a fair amount of variation in shell thickness coming from my hens, and I am having a tough time finding reference online for what is acceptable and what is not in this regard.
    Do you have a website with photos or any input? Even the USDA's website is kind of disappointing.
  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    As I understand, candling is for checking to see the progress in fertilized, incubated eggs.

    I check to see if the shell is intact. If the eggs have been handled safely, there should not be any problems. The bloom on the eggs protects them.

    Hens lays the egg, I put it in the carton in the refrigerator. I haven't had any complaints.


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