4H Embryology Program Conclusion

The Culpeper 4H embryology program set 300 chicken eggs on April 10, across 14 classrooms in five Culpeper County Elementary schools.  Candling took place on April 24 to find out if the eggs were producing a chick, many were.  Incubation progressed over 21 days and hatch took place on May 1.  Children welcomed the newly hatched chicks which go to local poultry farms to be reared.   Experiencing the magic of life through embryology is one way...

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Counting Chickens: An Update on the Culpeper 4H Embryology Program

  By:  Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent Readers remember my article from earlier this month describing an annual rite of spring with the setting of chicken eggs at Culpeper schools. The Culpeper 4H embryology program set 300 chicken eggs on April 10, across 14 classrooms in five Culpeper County Elementary schools. Today marks the end of the second week of incubation and time to check on the chicken embryo’s progress. Candling is the term...

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