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Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell

With the amount of money that scientific research receives in today’s modern world, you would think that we would be well on our way to discovering the mysteries of….well almost everything. You would think something like growing a chicken outside the shell wouldn’t be a problem right? Well it’s actually something science has never been able to accomplish. That is, until a group of Japanese high school students figured out how to do it themselves! Check out this incredible process.

They start with the eggs. Now these are not the eggs you find in the grocery store, as the majority of those are not fertilized or have been chemically cleaned. These are fertilized eggs that actually have the ability to create a chicken.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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They use a simple piece of saran wrap you’d find in your kitchen and stretch it out.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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The saran wrap will be used to hold the egg, so they wrap it over the top of a beaker to create a tiny clear bowl.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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The egg is then cracked, and the inside is poured into the saran wrap.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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Another layer of saran wrap is put over top the exposed yolk.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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The eggs are then placed in an incubator, and the fun of watching them grow begins!

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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The yolk is not actually what creates the chicken, it is this bundle of cells called the “blastoderm.”

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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This is what has already happened by day 3, the heart has already formed!

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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By day 5, you can see a shape starting to form.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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After a few more weeks, the chicken is fully formed.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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In just one short week, baby chicken has grown immensely.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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Here you can see one of the chicken’s wings.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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And here is the baby chicken.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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It was born happy and healthy, and has a ton of energy.

Students Grow And Hatch A Baby Chicken Without An Egg Shell
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Check out the entire video below:

A group of Japanese high-schoolers have found a way to hatch an egg, without the egg! Now biology classes can observe development while still keeping the chick alive!The clip is a segment from Japanese educational TV show "Gatten" that aired 05.18.2016. Captions, appropriately, by Spoon & Tamago (tamago means 'egg' in Japanese)

Posted by Spoon & Tamago on Sunday, June 5, 2016

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This is quite an accomplishment for a group of high school students. To be able to accomplish something that trained scientists have not been able to do is pretty amazing. Their findings have actually been published in foreign science journals! These students should definitely feel a great amount of pride at the their incredible discovery.

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