Embryology is the study of a growing embryo, from its incubation period, to the time a chick hatches. We use chicken and duck eggs in our program. The picture on the left shows a chicken egg being "candled" to observe the development of the growing embryo.
Did you know?
It takes 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch, once it is placed in an incubator.
The incubator must be kept at a specific temperature with water in the bottom.
Ducks take 28 days to hatch.
An egg must be "fertile" in order to hatch.
You will learn lots more fun facts in our Embryology program this spring!
Our fourth graders take excellent care of our ducklings!
The following clip was taken from YouTube, so you can observe how a chick hatches.