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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Egg Hatching 101: Day 11

Last night we candled the eggs again and we did remove the two Brahma eggs because they were blanks. This photo above shows what a blank egg looks like... it's just a solid glow of light with no veining or anything. (photo credit: http://rowanhill.wordpress.com). The developing eggs are showing lots of obvious veining and movement in reaction to the light.

Today, we're on Day 11:
  • Padding on feet is starting to form
  • Feathers are beginning to form on the back and tail
  • Beak continues to harden
  • Comb continues to develope
  • Embryo starts drawing calcium from eggshell to support growing bones.

We're just over halfway there! We have one more egg we are suspicious of, possibly a "quitter" that started to develop and stopped. It is a Ameraucana and we'll be keeping a close eye on it in the coming days.

Currently left in the incubator is:
  • 6 Jersey Giants
  • 2 Barred Rocks
  • 3 Ameraucanas

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