Hatching Movie - Lancaster County 4-H Embryology

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Movie Clips - Hatching Movie Clip #3 - Chick Hatches at Messiah Lutheran School

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It's Hatching Time! The chick uses its egg tooth to pip (break or chip) almost all the way around the inside of the shell. This can take a long time and it is a lot of work for such a tiny chick. Inside the egg, the chick pips at the shell, rests, then trys to pip again and rest some more. When it is ready, the chick kicks off the egg shell and flops out of the shell all wet and tired. It will take many hours before the chick is dry and fluffy.

What you are going to see in the Movie Clip: The baby chick hatches at Messiah Lutheran Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska while the children are watching. Messiah Lutheran takes part in the 4-H Embryology School Enrichment program. Thanks to the teacher for sending us this clip!!!

Problems Viewing the Video: Check to make sure you have Windows Media Player and the right plug-ins. This is a test movie and we will continue to work on a format that most everyone can view easily so if you can't get it this time, check back. MAC users: Try using Apple's Quicktime Plug-in

Lancaster County, Nebraska 4-H Embryology Resources

Contact Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lancaster County | Web site: lancaster.unl.edu
444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528
| 402-441-7180

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