from egg to chicken...cool pics of development

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FLchook, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Wow, that's so amazing! But how'd they do that...take those pics? Where's the egg shell?
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I suspect the shell was removed at each stage.
     
  4. czilas

    czilas Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm assuming that they killed a developing chick everyday to get those pictures????
     
  5. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    So interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would it be possible to open an egg, remove the membrane and developing chick and incubnate it in a ...petri dish maybe?? That's all I can think of that they might have done.

    Either way it is interesting.
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the way they get those photos is to kill a chick at each day of development to photograph the changes. So at least 21 chicks died to make those photos. Interesting to see how they develop but I would prefer to see candling myself.
     
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:No, it wouldn't work. The shell is an integral part of the process and performs many functions.

    What you can do is remove part of the shell and seal the hole with a glass slide. If this is done hygienically, the eggs can hatch.
     
  9. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY interesting. I have thought about doing something like that, but I don't think I could kill the little chick!

    I wish there was a day next to each photo!

    Seeing it like that, it does let me know what I'm seeing when I candle!
     
  10. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    It DOES put a whole new perspective on candling. Thanks![​IMG]
     

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