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Thread subject: Hatching
Name Date Message
Marie 05/22/05 02:33 am According to the reading I have done tonight about 'HATCHING', it seems that it can take from hours to days depending on species. Albatross are the record holders. It may take as many as six days for the hatchling to emerge from the egg. In many species the chick hatches in the morning, for this allows time for the new chick to recieve a feeding before nightfall. It appears that the alternation of daylight hours with that of night are detected by the contents of the egg. This allows for the best possible time for the chick to hatch.
A new hatchling needs its parent/parents to brood it as it doesn't have the ability to keep itself warm in cool weather or cool in heated situations. Hatchlings lacks this 'Thermoregulatory' ability until they are several days old. Precocial chicks handle this better than altricial chicks for they are up and running in a few hours/days. The more dependant on the parents a chick is the longer the period of brooding needed. Eagle chicks seem too need two weeks or more. I think we have seen osprey chicks brooded for that length of time too...What does the bible say on this subject Celeste and Cecilia?
Celeste 05/22/05 05:32 am Though I have read what you have read on the internet, Carptenteri does not elaborate about the hatching process in great detail....we will need the "big Poole bible" which Cec owns!

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