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 Overrun With Chickens

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

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