We are delighted to be involved with the Nore Valley Park Incubator Project, hatching chicks in our school!
An incubator was delivered to our school with seven eggs. The children observed and learnt how to take care of our eggs. We waited for 21 days for our chicks to hatch. Second Class were given special instructions on how to care for the chicks, checking the incubator temperature daily. The optimal temperature of the incubator is 37.5 degrees.
On Tuesday 29th March, Farmer John came back to visit and check on our eggs. He brought our eggs out into a dark room and held them under a bright light. This process is called candling. The light shows how the chick is developing. Unfortunately, three of the eggs died in the early stages of development. Farmer John told the children that this was a normal part of life. Four out of seven chicks were developing normally.
Three of our eggs have finally hatched, named by Second Class; Cynthia, Torchick, and, Liv Nugget. Take a look at the pictures below!
A close up of our chicks!