Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Chicks arrive!

After 22 days incubating, our eggs have hatched! The excitement began on Tuesday morning, when Kestrel Class arrived to find that 4 of the chicks were pipping: starting to break through their shells, to hatch. 

Number one chick emerged at about 5pm, so one lucky class member, who had been at after- school club was first to see it and it was also filmed as it hatched...

Then by Wednesday morning, this sight awaited us...four chicks!

And number five at lunchtime on Wednesday- a bit smaller and weaker- so later in the day we moved three of the first-hatched chicks into a brooder to give the two smaller chicks some space. It is incredible how much they have developed in less than a day!

The remaining egg hadn't developed and we hope that these five will be OK; we will have to wait and see...

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