Chalazae....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Marion, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In reading about formation of eggs and the structure of eggs, I have come across this statement several times...

    "The chalazae, two cord-like structures which keep the yolk centered in the egg, first appear in the uterus. The chalazae also function as an axis around which the yolk can rotate and keep the germinal disc uppermost at all times."

    This makes me wonder if the best way to store and/or positon an egg for hatching might be on it's side instead of "large end up" ... anyone have any thoughts on this?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Why did you have to ask a question that is going to bother me for the rest of the day? [​IMG]

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