Egg Candling Video - Day 7 - See the Embryo bounce!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MichiganWoods, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Posted it on YouTube just a few minutes ago. [​IMG]
     
  2. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    But this video is way more amazing. Wow. So that's what they will be doing in the eggs tomorrow.
     
  3. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Cass, I like yours much better...you didn't kill a baby to get the video!

    Good job;)
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    So that first video is day 7?

    this is exactly what I needed to know to look for!!!! Thank you so much... will be candling again in a few days. [​IMG]
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    UrbanMama, thank you. [​IMG] I don't think they actually killed the chick to get that video though. Apparently when some classes decide to hatch baby chicks, they use this method . I thought that was interesting. They try very hard to keep the embryo alive so that they can watch the progress of it all. I imagine that means all the way to "hatch". Lots of nifty facts on their site too found on this page .


    During Incubation:

    First day
    16 hours - first sign of resemblance to a chick embryo
    18 hours - appearance of alimentary tract
    20 hours - appearance of vertebral column
    21 hours - beginning of nervous system
    22 hours - beginning of head
    24 hours - beginning of eye


    Second day
    25 hours - beginning of heart
    35 hours - beginning of ear
    42 hours - heart beats


    Third day
    60 hours - beginning of nose
    62 hours - beginning of legs
    64 hours - beginning of wings
    Fourth day - beginning of tongue
    Fifth day - formation of reproductive organs and differentiation of sex
    Sixth day - beginning of beak


    Eighth day
    beginning of feathers


    Tenth day
    beginning of hardening of beak

    Thirteenth day
    appearance of scales and claws

    Fourteenth day
    embryo gets into position suitable for breaking shell

    Sixteenth day
    scales, claws and beak becoming firm and horny

    Seventeenth day
    beak turns toward air cell

    Nineteenth day
    yolk sac begins to enter body cavity

    Twentieth day
    yolk sac completely drawn into body cavity; embryo occupies practically all the space within the egg except the air cell

    Twenty-first day
    hatching of chick

    vfem, yes, that is day 7! Exciting isn't it?? That one is one of my Rhode Island White eggs (brown shell). I might try and get an EE video on another day. Maybe 12 or 14.​
     
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  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well I luckily found a link, and its for a duck egg which was slightly different at day 4 and 7. (which is what I'm hoping my chicken hatches now) But I'm planning on breeding my chickens in the spring and REALLY needed to know this. That seems like a great site you found, I like all the day to day development. My neighbor home schools her girls and she's interested in chick eggs, maybe I should share this site in case she hasn't tackled this info yet! Thanks
     
  7. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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