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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Egg Hatching 101: Day 8 Feathers and Egg Tooth

This is a really cool image showing a simple illustration of embryo growth inside the egg. Handy to check if you are candling your eggs... where are yours matching up?





On Day 8:






  • Tail feathers are beginning to form

  • Eyelids are forming

  • Egg tooth is forming (this is a bump on the beak that helps a new chick break through the shell)

  • Bone marrow is beginning to form in the legs


Photo credit: Enchantedlearning.com











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