Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New chicks!

Our chicks hatched on Sunday. Ms Jones misjudged the twenty one days. Instead of them hatching on the 22nd day, they came bang on time, on the 21st day which was Sunday.
We came to school on Monday and there were six beautiful little fluffy chicks peeping in their new home.

One of them had splayed legs. That is, they went straight out the side and it couldn't stand up. We made a little brace out of part of a drinking straw and a rubber band to keep its legs underneath its body. We left it on for 24 hours. Ms Jones took it off this morning and the chick is able to walk properly.

Here they are exploring the world of Room 5.

The yellow ones are the Light Sussex. The brownish black ones are Golden laced Wyandottes.
The black one with the yellow wing tip is a Barred Plymouth Rock.

One egg hasn't hatched.
We are going to open it on Wednesday for find out why it didn't hatch. Maybe it wasn't fertilised.

Here is their enclosure. The yellow thing is the brooder. It keeps them warm.
They are keeping warm underneath.

The three arms reaching down are a mimioview. It is a camera and two lights that projects the image up onto the screen.
It means we can watch the chicks from a distance.

Here is the image on the big screen.

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