Chick Hatching (seen on 4-H EGG Cam)
Pecking out of a shell is hard work for a baby chick. Hatching can take several hours, so the chick has to rest a lot during the process. This video is sped up 1,500 times. Original time was 56 minutes. Audio is from the end of hatch and not sped up (note: the electronic hum is the incubator motor). This chick is a white leghorn hybrid breed. As you can see from the other eggs starting to pip, it can take hours for that initial pipping stage. Visit 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam. Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.
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