On Monday morning the Junior School had a very special delivery of ten warm
fertilised chick eggs that were only two days away from hatching.
The eggs were placed inside an incubator in a classroom at the
top of the Mansion House. The children
have had the opportunity to go in and look at the eggs; they saw the eggs rock, then they
saw holes and cracks appear in the shells and could
even hear them cheeping
from inside. Some of the children were lucky
enough to see the chicks hatch out of their eggs.
Below is a time lapse
video taken of one of the eggs
Once the chicks have
hatched they stay in the incubator until they are fluffy and bright eyed, then
they are moved to the brooder.
The chicks have
created a buzz of excitement around the Junior School! The children will be
able to start handling them next week so look out for some photographs.
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