Sunday, May 11, 2014

Our baby chicks

We have been learning a lot about life cycles this spring, and we were lucky enough to be able to raise a baby chick! We got eggs from the university, when they were 18 days into incubation. Eggs typically hatch after 21 days, and we got to witness it! Once he got his downy fur, the kindergarteners were able to hold him for a brief moment. They named him "Cheeper" because he spent most of the day cheeping at the world.

I wish we could have kept him for longer, but fortunately one of the wonderful substitute teachers at our school was able to adopt him. She gave him to one of her hens whose eggs never seemed to fertilize. So he is in a good home!

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