Eggtopsy question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by northernchic, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a stupid question, but here goes. When you do an eggtopsy on an egg, how do you know if the chick was actually alive or had passed days prior?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Look at the size of the chick, and compare it to the developmental stages given in a good pictorial chart. Development follows a routine pattern, and for the most part does not vary, so if your chick is such a size and not feathered, look at the chart for the same thing, and go from there.
     
  3. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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