Our first flock is well on its way to settling down. Weve got another 9 or 10 weeks and then well have to figure out what to do with the eggs! I home teach a really great friend of ours. Hes an old timer and he told me Sunday (when we were, of course, talking about chickens) that when he was a teenager, their family had 5 coops and 1,200 birds! I had no idea. Ive known him for 10 years and never knew Anyway, he said that one of his jobs was to candle all of the eggs before they were sold. He said they looked for meat spots. I know people talk about candling eggs at 7-10 days while incubating them, but what am I looking for if I candle fresh eggs? I ~dont~ want to sell a dozen eggs and have something nasty come out. Ive seen blood spots, and know they have nothing to do with having a fertile or not. But what are meat spots? Can you see a blood spot by candling and egg? And how do the big corporations candle all of these eggs? I dont think Ive ever seen a blood spot from store bought eggs.