from egg to chicken...cool pics of development

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

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Songster

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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 In the Brooder

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

    DDRanch Songster

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    So interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.
     
  6. 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

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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 Songster

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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

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    It DOES put a whole new perspective on candling. Thanks![​IMG]
     

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