On Monday, November 12 the Year 1’s had a very special delivery. 11 eggs in an incubator were dropped off from the ‘Living Eggs’ program to support us in exploring our Inquiry Big Idea ‘By looking after our environment, all living things have happy habitats’.
We kept them in the incubator at 37.7 degrees. We got to observe our eggs through the hatching process, and even got to hold the eggs in our hands as they pipped. We could hear chirping through the shell. 10 of our 11 eggs had hatched by Thursday, and for the next few days afterwards, we watched as the chicks grew longer feathers on their wings, and ate and grew. We learned it was a lot of work to take care of chicks. They make a lot of mess.
The Year 1’s loved helping to clean their enclosure and seeing them run in our larger space. Most lucky students even got to pat our chicks. While we kept our chicks environment as clean and comfortable as we could, we learned that the chicks were soon going to need more space. Living Eggs came to collect our little chicks and take them to their new habitat on a farm with a lot more space.