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Virtual Egg Hatch – Day #7

On day # 7  A row of feather germs appears on the tail. The sclera of the eye begins to form. Feather papillae appear on the thigh. The leg bends at the knee. I am finding this day by day so amazing. Usually I don’t give the eggs much thought during the first couple weeks, […]

Virtual Egg Hatching- Day #6

There are some amazing things happening inside these eggs and they are not even stable enough for me to take them out and candle them yet!  The beak becomes visible. The wing bends at the elbow. The allantois begins to fuse with the chorion. The ribs begin to appear. The gizzard begins to form. The […]

Virtual Egg Hatch – Day #5

Today’s excitement-  The reproductive organs begin to form. The bones of the legs begin to form. The crop begins to form. The crop of the chicken is at the base if its esophagus, its like a little pocket that food is stored in until it moves into the stomach. After the chickens eat a bunch […]

Virtual Egg Incubation- Day #4

Here is the “zoomed out” version of what is going on today.  Still using the MRI you can see the different layers of the egg. We still can’t see any difference in our eggs. We’ll be candeling them at day 7 or 8. Candeling is basically holding up a high powered flashlight up to the […]

Virtual Egg Hatch = Day #3

Look at how much the circulatory system has developed since yesterday!  This is what’s developing today.  The head begins to turn onto its left side. The tongue begins to form. The amnion completely surrounds the embryo. The tail has appeared. Wing and leg buds are visible. Soon other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and […]

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 […]

Virtual Egg Hatch- Day #1

Welcome to our virtual egg hatch! I receive emails all the time asking if we have an egg hatching program, and we do, but many times the school is too far away from us or there is not money in the budget for the entire program. I hope this will be fun for kids (and […]

Our New Aviary

We are so excited to have finally finished building our huge aviary right in the middle of our farm. We have moved our peacocks and ducks in here. The ducks are loving their new pond, click here to see a cute video on our Facebook page.     

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites Makes 24 small bites Ingredients: ½ box frozen puffed pastry (one sheet) ½ lb Brie cheese 8 ounce jar Sakonnet Farm Cranberry Apple Relish Directions: 1. Thaw one puffed pastry sheet according to directions on package, preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Roll out sheet on floured surface until aprox 12 inch […]

Carrot Cake Bites

Carrot Cake Bites Makes 24 desserts Ingredients: ½ box frozen puffed pastry 1 jar Sakonnet Farm Carrot Cake Jam Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows) Directions: 1. Thaw one puffed pastry sheet according to directions on package, preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Roll out sheet on floured surface until aprox 12 inch square 3. With […]