Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Day 9

We have the first sign of feathers on some of the chicks now. They also seem to like standing in their food bowl!

Day 8

The chicks are back in school after their short weekend away with Mrs Smith.

They are very inquisitive when the hear noises or when people come to have a look at them in the brooding box. One even seems to like the camera!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Day 7

Here are the latest photos of our chicks, they have been out for a cuddle and one of them sleeping. Very cute!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Day 6

Already our chicks have gone away for their first mini holiday! Mrs Smith has kindly taken them home over the weekend to look after.

We have now got 6 chicks, one late arrival hatched on Friday after all the others. He was weaker than the first 5 but is doing well & getting stronger.

You can see our late arrival on the left.

All huddled together!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Day 5

Our 5 chicks have now been moved into their new home for the next couple of weeks - the brooding box. This gives them more space, heat, water and food. In the bottom there is newspaper and sawdust.

They also have names now: Meet Henrietta, Rosie, Fluffy, Cluckie & Fred!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Day 4

Egg-citing news this morning!!

When Mr New arrived to open up the school this morning he saw 4 chicks that had hatched out over night and one was almost hatched as all the staff arrived. So by the time the children came in, we had 5 chicks. It takes 24 hours for them to dry out before they can be moved into the brooding box.

They are all very wobbly and go from moving about to just stopping and having a snooze! Then all of a sudden they will get up again.

By the end of the day they were looking much stronger & fluffy!

There was a lot of this too...

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Day 3

Mrs Lonsdale's classroom was the place to be today, lots more visitors arriving to see the eggs. None had any signs of chicks trying to hatch out of the shells yet.

Y1 tell us that they think they might have heard some cheep-cheep sounds coming from the incubator today. Mrs Smith has been looking at them carefully through the day and tells us that at least two eggs were wobbling a bit!

Maybe tomorrow we will have signs of the eggs cracking or even or first chick!