This week has been a very exciting week for our little eggs – 16 chicks have now successfully pecked their way out!
After the ‘big brother’ – known as Timmy – hatched first, he has helped his siblings to hatch by sitting on the eggs and assisting with breaking the shell during the hatching process.
We have a wonderful range of chicks, as you can see in the picture, and can’t wait to see how they develop over the coming weeks.
We have now opened the incubator and put the chicks into a specially designed pen with a brooder to keep them warm. They are able to start eating their chick crumb and drink lots of water to help them grow. Our Year 3 farmers have been working hard to record their observations of how the chicks have developed and I know that all the children (and teachers!!) are excited to get to hold them for the first time soon!