Virtual Egg Hatch – Day #8

Here is the exciting news now that the chicks are a full week old:

  • Three rows of feather germs are visible on the tail.

  • The nictitating membranes (inner eye lids) begins to form.

  • The egg tooth begins to form.

  • The bone marrow cavity of the femur begins to form.

It looks like they candeled their egg for this picture- I hope I have the same luck. Maybe tomorrow….. 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from a duck egg hatch we did with a local school system. That brave teacher let them roam all over the classroom! They dressed him up too- remember the Wonder Duck show? Is that even on any more?