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Egg Shell Defect: Star cracks




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Star cracks are fine cracks radiating outwards from a central point of impact, which is often slightly indented.

The egg in the photograph has been placed over a bright light. This is the way it would look to a candling operator.

Incidence

The incidence varies with flock age but is usually 1 to 2% of total production.

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