We were really excited to share what we have learned about of chicks with our family. Mums, dads and friends came to see our power point presentations as well as hear a fact from each one of us. The chicks had the biggest space they’ve ever experienced and they were running about everywhere. Mr Ingham and Mrs Gregory found it tricky to catch them again! We are really sad that they have to go, but we know they love living in a small holding.
Today the chicks have been very feisty and energetic. They have become less scared of us and they are cheeping louder and much more! We don’t want them to go tomorrow, we will feel sad. Hopefully we will have a great day tomorrow when mums and dads are coming in to meet them. by Max & Max
Our chicks have now grown more feathers on their wings. Our cockerels are becoming lighter in colour and being more ‘cocky’: they are standing up to each other and stretching their necks. Today they were braver and didn’t stay in a cluster in the middle of our class circle. Year 5 are enjoying their time with the chicks. Aiden & Ben
Today we let the chicks run around in the classroom on newspaper. Some people held the chicks carefully, they did a lot of cheeping. We also cleaned out the brooder box and put in fresh newspaper and wood shavings. We have also been doing a chick watch. We have all been given different jobs to do during the week. From Neeve and Molly
Today an extra egg has hatched and only 2 are left. We have moved all the chicks to the brooder box now. We are worried that the remaining two eggs might not hatch at all. This morning, when we came in the chicks were all snuggling at one side of the box. They have a light to keep them warm. They keep bumping into each other and then try and have a sleep. It is funny watching how they fall asleep standing up and then suddenly wake up! Some chicks try to sleep and go dow
When we came into school there were 6 eggs hatched. As North 1 came into the class to have a look, another egg hatched and we saw it come out of its egg. It was really exciting. We were overjoyed! Over time they all fluffed up. When the chick came out of its egg it looked very unlike itself now: it was wet, slimy and couldn’t stand up. Over the day they have been chirping a lot! We are surprised by how busy they are all the time. We really want the next 3 eggs to hatc