What’s happening to the chick on Day 16?

Today the chick’s intestines continue to be drawn into its body and the yolk is now becoming more important in terms of providing nutrients throughout the rest of incubation, as the albumen (the white) of the egg is almost gone.  At this point, some

And finally today, some chicks (but not all) begin slowly to turn their position in the egg so that they move towards the best place for hatching, which is the head towards the blunt end. It’s here the beak will ‘pip’ through into the membrane and then through the shell.

Day 16

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