Checking the fertility of the eggYou should avoid handling any egg if at all possible to prevent contamination due to the egg shell being permeable in the example on the left the egg in infertile, remember you should see changes after a minimum of six to eight days.

To candle your eggs you need a torch with a bright light beam to illuminate the egg. There are number outlets that sell torches for this specific purpose the BS official website sells a pen torch for £5.30 including postage also the EBF forum can supply a pen torch the one l use is a cheap flexible torch purchased off ebay a number of years ago and sells today for about £4.50 including batteries and postage.

Its not essential to candle your eggs to check the fertility there are also other changes you can see the egg shell will change from a pale yellow to a pale off white colour as you become more experience it become easier.

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