Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 5

It's Saturday May 15 and it's Day 5 of the hatch.  We know from our ChickQuest book that we should start seeing some signs of life in the eggs if they are fertile.  


We decide to candle a few of the eggs.  Candling eggs allows you to keep track of the progress of your egg incubation. First we wash our hands, then we take an egg into a dark room.  Then we shine a bright LED flashlight at one end of the egg.  This allows us to see into the egg.  




 Yay!  #4 white egg shows a beautiful spider pattern of veins that tells us the embryo is growing!


Here's a great site that has lots of info about candling eggs: 4-H Embryology 

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