Transport and handling

The resemblances between an igloo and an eggshell…

An eggshell is a bit like an igloo. An igloo is hard and cold on the outside, and its dome shape makes it strong. It is a very exceptional thing and it ensures a protective environment for the chick. It is strong enough to bear the weight of a brooding hen, yet, it has a construction that allows the chick to absorb calcium from it for bone formation, and then allows the chick to break through at hatching. It protects the egg contents from bacteria, but allows, gaseous exchange between the inside of the egg and the outside world.

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