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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MichiganWoods, Oct 24, 2008.
Posted it on YouTube just a few minutes ago.
But this video is way more amazing. Wow. So that's what they will be doing in the eggs tomorrow.
Cass, I like yours much better...you didn't kill a baby to get the video!
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.
UrbanMama, thank you. 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 .
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
25 hours - beginning of heart
35 hours - beginning of ear
42 hours - heart beats
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
beginning of feathers
beginning of hardening of beak
appearance of scales and claws
embryo gets into position suitable for breaking shell
scales, claws and beak becoming firm and horny
beak turns toward air cell
yolk sac begins to enter body cavity
yolk sac completely drawn into body cavity; embryo occupies practically all the space within the egg except the air cell
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.
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