On Monday 25th April ten eggs arrived in an incubator. We have been waiting excitedly for them to hatch for two days.
On Tuesday afternoon we noticed a crack in one of the eggs and we were sure it wouldn’t take long for the first chick to hatch. By the time we went home it still hadn’t hatched.
On Wednesday morning when we arrived four chicks had hatched overnight and were making lots of noise in the incubator. They have to stay in there for 24hours until they are nice and fluffy and then we can move them into the bigger brooder box and start feeding them.
During Wednesday morning two more chicks have hatched! We have six chicks now!
By Friday we had 10 chicks! We have been taking very good care of them and making sure they are happy and healthy. We have helped with giving them food and water and cleaning out their brooder box. They will go back to the farm at the end of this week.
“One egg has a tiny crack and the chick might come out if it gets bigger and bigger and eats the yolk.” Millie May
“A few more might hatch because the eggs keep moving.” Tyler
“We aren’t allowed to touch the incubator because the chicks might get frightened.” Franchesca
“If you bang on the glass the chicks might get a headache.” Michael
“The chicks love each other and they keep running around.” Jacob
“When they get bigger we will take them back to the mother hen.” Alex
“The incubator has to be at number 37 so it is warm for them and if you turn it off they will get too cold.” Bobby
“They make a squeaky sound when they are coming out.” Reggie
“We are trying to think of names. I want to call one Poppet.” Evie