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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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Kidding season is here and if you are interested in a 2018 baby, this is where you will find the most up-to-date info aside from talking with us directly.

We do not sell babies to single goat homes. Goats are herd animals and need to be with at least one other goat. Buyers must already have a goat, be in the process of buying a second goat (baby or adult) or buy two of ours at once.

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