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Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

4-H Embryology: 4-H EGG Cam

Updated March 1, 2015

These chicken eggs should hatch on March 3 and 4th. Make sure you watch with us. Our local third grade classrooms have incubators and are hatching chicks along with us as part of the 4-H Embryology School Enrichment Project. Visit here for resources on incubation, candling and more.


On January 7, many of our local schools were closed due to severe weather. Our staff worked with teachers to make sure the eggs were set in the classrooms. We did put together an introduction video for teachers, students and families to watch to learn more about embryology and the eggs they are hatching.

In 2014, we took video of the candling on January 15 - day 7 of incubation. You'll see moving embryos, parts of the egg, what eggs look like when the embryo stops growing and eggs that were never fertile. View here.


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For information and resources on incubating chicks, visit HERE


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