Chick in a petri dish

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cheyenne13, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Cheyenne13

    Cheyenne13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever tried growing a chick in a petri dish? This may be a dumb question but, will the chick live and grow up. Very curious about this so Thanks ahead.[​IMG]
     
  2. cochicken

    cochicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think that however carefully you tried to do it the membrane inside the shell would be damaged and or contaminated just by exposure to the bacteria present in the air and therfore would kill it. Even if you had a clean-room the membrane would probably be torn. Many people dont know that the developing chick actually breathes through the membrane and shell acting as it's lungs or placenta. This is why fresh air is blended in to an incubator. You have to balance fresh air, humidity, and temp holding 2 degrees f without admitting any bacteria for 21 days so I would say good luck.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    There was a video floating around on this forum of a chick growing in a petri dish at one point, but I can't find it for the life of me. If you dig around here or on Youtube, you might be able to locate.
    But, this site has some pictures. Enjoy :)
    http://io9.com/5875480/and-now-a-chicken-grown-in-a-petri-dish
     
  4. Cheyenne13

    Cheyenne13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your advice and help![​IMG]
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

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    you can get them to live for a bit, but it is not full term.
     
  6. Jayson_Black

    Jayson_Black Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think some japanese highschool students did it and it lived. I remeber we gre them in highschool, but we only grew them for one week from memory before they were taken away from us and we were not told what happend to them :/ I'm not sure if the Japanese Kids made the chick survive on purpose or by accident. but yeh, they def grew a chick in a petre dish that made it past 21 days :) DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!! it will just be cruel and not end well. Bacterias for one thing. It will be dam near impossible to achive labartory sterilization in the average home, and thats what ya gonna need. Just incubate some eggs and candle them every so often. First time Day 18 here :D
     
  7. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen this done in a plastic bag and taken to full term, not sure what the success rate is. I'm not sure what special steps need to be taken to protect the embryo from air born mold/bacterio or if it is humane, but it is possible.
     
  8. gimmie birdies

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    I have seen those on youtube, not impressed and I think it's not nice for the chick that someone's "ooh,look!" factor is more important than a healthy chick.
     
  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Um, this thread is almost 3 years old.... :idunno
     
  10. gimmie birdies

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    It happens.
     

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