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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Egg Hatching 101: Day 18 Beaks and Lungs

We are on Day 18... we're nearing the end here guys! It's hard to believe that our eggs are set to hatch in just a few short days. You can see in today's image the size increase of the air pocket in the egg compared to days 7 and 14. The chick's beak will soon break through the membrane to access this pocket.

Tomorrow begins "lock down" for the incubator to prepare for hatching.

On Day 18:

  • Beak breaks through the inner shell membrane

  • Lungs are beginning to function

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