One of the most exciting projects of the school year happens in the kindergarten classes each spring – it’s when the chicks arrive!
The kindergarten classes received eggs in late April from Cross Creek Farm in New Hampton. They were placed in their warm and cozy incubators in the classrooms and the students learned about their development.
Incubators must stay at a steady 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the chicks to hatch. Too hot or too cold, and the eggs won’t hatch.
It would take about three weeks for the chicks to develop in their eggs. And then it started to happen. Little cracks in the eggs. One, then two, then more. Bigger breaks running down the side of the egg. A beak broke through. Some feathers. Then the chicks emerged!
The students were amazed! Within a day of emerging, the chicks were fluffy and dry and walking around in their little space.
The kindergarten students were so happy to hold them, so carefully and gently. Just a few weeks before, these were different colored eggs. Now, they were living chicks!
Soon the chicks will go back to Cross Creek Farm to live the farm life!