If you’ve never heard of “egg candling,” you’re behind the times. Egg candling is a practice that dates back centuries and, as the name implies, it originally involved using the light from a candle to shine through an egg shell. Over the years, this process has served two key purposes — one for breeders of chickens and the other for consumers of eggs.
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These egg candling views illustrate the comparison between USDA Grade AA, A and B eggs.
Emily Shoop used a high-intensity flashlight to demonstrate how this unfertilized egg “lights up like a Christmas bulb.” Note the large white …
During the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last year, Johanna Kiska and her father, Jack Kiska, earned more than 60 ribbons in the poultry competition, including a reserve grand champion and several best of breed.
Mark and Amy Sharer’s flock of Thanksgiving turkeys are rotated on the pastures of Willow Creek Family Farm in Spring Mills, Pa.