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How do chicks develop and breathe inside the egg?

How do chicks develop and breathe inside the egg?

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In this article, we will discuss a very interesting topic for all poultry lovers. How do chicks breathe inside the egg? The miracle of life is truly amazing. A baby grows inside its mother’s womb and receives everything it needs to develop within the safe confines of the uterus through an umbilical cord that collects some of the oxygen the mother breathes, along with other forms of nutrition. However, when it comes to animals (like chickens) growing inside an egg, the process obviously can’t be that simple, can it? At first glance an egg is completely isolated from the outside world, so how can a chick inside the egg get the oxygen it needs to perform its vital biochemical functions? So what exactly happens inside that egg during the short 21 days it takes for a chick to hatch? Fo...