Life Cycle of a Chicken By Woon Neng and Prem of Pri 3.9
Life Cycle of a Chicken <ul><li>The life cycle of the chicken has three stages. The first stage is the egg. The second stage is the chick. The last stage is the hen or rooster. </li></ul>Egg Chick Chicken
Stages in its Life Cycle <ul><li>Egg: The Egg yolk in the egg provides nutrients for the embryo inside. The hard egg shell will also prevent it from drying out and protects the inner parts the egg from injury. The egg white protects the egg yolk from injury and provide water for the chick. </li></ul><ul><li>Chick: The chick eats the same food as its parents. As the chick grows it resembles its parents. The chick will stay with its parents until it is an adult. </li></ul><ul><li>Chicken: The chicken will be able to mate and reproduce. It will take care of its chick. The hen will lay eggs and sit on it to give it warmth. </li></ul>
Hatching Eggs <ul><li>The chick will hatch from the eggs if the temperature is 37°C . The eggs must be turned in order to hatch the eggs. It needs moisture to survive too. The egg must have air inside so we should not keep it in a air tight container. </li></ul>
Inside a Chicken Egg Shell Embryo Chalaza Air Space Thick Albumin Egg Yolk
Inside a Chicken Egg Day 1 Day 6 Day 13 The chicks egg is fertilized and the zygote starts to split and grow. The wings and ribs become visible. The chicks’ wings will bend at the chicks’ elbow. The tips of the chicks’ wings are covered with feather papillae. The left and right collar bone grows to form the wishbone.
From Egg to Chick Day 17 Day 21 The chicks’ beak turns towards the air cell. When the chick came out of the shell it is exhausted and wet.
Hear from the EGGxperts... <ul><li>What have you learnt? What was most interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>What was challenging for you and your partner? </li></ul><ul><li>We have learnt the life cycle of a chick and how to be cooperative. The most interesting part was choosing pictures from the internet. The most challenging part was completing “Inside the Chicken Egg”. </li></ul>
Websites Used <ul><li>http://lhsfoss.org/fossweb/teachers/materials/plantanimal/chickeneggs.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://chickscope.itg.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sites.ext.vt.edu/virtualfarm/poultry/poultry_incubation.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/info/chicken.shtml </li></ul>