Virtual Egg Hatch – Day #2

Welcome back! Here is what is going on inside those eggs today. 

  • 25 hours: The heart begins to form.

  • 33 hours: The ears begin to form.

  • 42 hours: The heart starts to beat.

So in this picture you can see the darkest spot in the middle is the beginning of the embryo. There are the beginnings of the blood vessels surrounding the embryo. 

On our farm right now we have about 50 chickens. The majority are a breed called Leghorn, they are small white chickens that lay white eggs. They are flighty and skiddish, so they are not our favorite for visiting with our guests, but they are prolific egg layers, and we do like that.