Chicken Embryo Development, views from the Inside AND Out. *Graphic Photos**

The following photo presentation pairs images depicting embryo development from the inside, with my own photos of candled eggs throughout the 21 chicken egg incubation period.
Regardless of the number of times I have hatched chicks, the process of embryo development fascinates me equally each time. That a chicken egg can evolve from common recipe ingredient into a living, breathing, fluffy-butt in a mere 21 days fits my definition of miraculous.The following photo presentation pairs images depicting embryo development from the inside, with my own photos of candled eggs throughout the 21 chicken egg incubation period.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.
The following photo presentation pairs images 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 YouTube videos to witness the wonder of hatch dayBaby Chick Hatching in Home Incubator, Singing and Dancing Easter Egger, Hatch Day! Ameraucana Chick Arrives! and Hatching Easter Egger.

Egg candling was done using the Brinsea OvaScope egg candler

To see day 15 candling video click here

Sources for the narrative information included on these images:
http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/resources/egg_to_chick/development.html

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TheChickenChick
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You will need to candle the eggs in a day or two to see whether they were left alone too long.

Karren
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I have a hen on 5 eggs at the moment and i think she has been on them for 14 days. She was out with the other chickens for a short time this morning and when back to nesting but the only thing she went to a empty nesting box. I felt the eggs and they weren't warm is this okay. Are they to stay warm the whole time the hen is on the nest.

chicken eater123
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How did they hatch out of the shell??? Are those alive in the pics cause how can they survive without a shell???? 🙂

Chase
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ok, my eggs did not hatch but i bought new eggs online ill try again!

TheChickenChick
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Hi Kayla. Definitely move her as a predator could get her and the eggs. It's just not safe outside the coop.
This article should help answer most of your questions about caring for her: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/08/caring-for-broody-hens-facilitating-egg.html

Kayla
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My husband and I recently bought a farm and got chickens but we know very little about them. They are free range and one went missing for a couple days off and on; she is back now and we found her laying on about a dozen eggs. We just found her & the eggs yesterday and have no idea how long they have been there… we candled one just now and you can see a dark spot and a couple veins going around the back of the egg (maybe day 3 or 4?) But I'm not sure… do I need… Read more »
Chase
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im a bit concerned its day 21 for my eggs now, no noise, no movement, nothing! what shall i do? )-: These candled pictures are great!

Dana Morgan
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Thank you! This is fascinating! Plus I will sound like a poultry genius when I pass this info on! 😉 (Always giving you proper credit of course)

April Watts
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That is the most amazing thing! Thank you, now I can put my family's fears to rest about cracking an egg and finding an embryo because I now have a rooster.

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