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Monday, January 26, 2015

Egg Hatching 101: Day 5

We are on Day 5 and if you are candling eggs today, this is what you may be seeing.

Early Embryonic Development

This is a drawing of what you are seeing in the photo above. (Drawing credits: University of Illinois) In the photo you can clearly make out the "red blob" in the center, which you can compare to the drawing. Yep, that's a baby chick in there!

So what is happening today in our incubator?

DAY 5:

  • Reproductive organs begin to form

  • Leg bones begin to form

  • Crop begins to form

This post is part of a series about hatching eggs on The Farm at Beaman’s Fork blog.
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