What happens on day 8?

Well, we go easy on the eggs on day 8.  No candling and no handling (except turning)

Did you know we have to turn the eggs 5 times a day?

Did you know that we *can* do 3 (not recommended) or 7 turn instead, but turning an even number of times (that is, 2, 4, 6, 8, etc) is not recommended?

Hannah and Deliah are researching why exactly these are the rules (psssst… mom already checked it out and knows)

Here’s what’s happening inside our hatch:

Major Events:

  • 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.



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One Response to What happens on day 8?

  1. Sarah Hemingway says:

    Hmm… does it have anything to do with the overnight time?

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