Regardless of the number of times I have hatched chicks, the process fascinates me equally each time. That an egg can evolve from common recipe ingredient to living, breathing adorableness in a mere 21 days meets my definition of miraculous.
The following photo presentation pairs well-known images from the Purdue Research Institute, depicting embryo development from the inside, with my own photos of candled eggs throughout the 21 chicken egg incubation period.
I invite you to view any one of my four YouTube videos to witness the wonder of hatch day without having to clean the incubator: Baby Chick Hatching in Home Incubator, Singing and Dancing Easter Egger, Hatch Day! Ameraucana Chick Arrives! and Hatching Easter Egger.
**Click on any photo for a larger view & slideshow format**
|Egg candled with the OvaScope by Brinsea Products.|
|To see day 15 candling video click here|
I drew from the following sources for the narrative information included on these images: