23 Apr · Ann Gallagher · No Comments

Second Class showing their baby chicks to the school

Second Class

Second Class undertook the very exciting project of hatching baby chicks using an incubator in class. They waited patiently for 21 days for the eggs to hatch and made sure the incubator was at the correct temperature everyday so that the baby chicks could  grow inside the egg.

 

  

The incubator in our classroom and the calendar counting down the time until the chicks are ready to hatch.

 

 

When the chicks hatched out of the egg they were very wet and they weren’t moved from the warmth of the incubator until they were properly fluffed up. They needed to be strong enough to survive in the outside world outside the warmth and safety of the incubator before they could explore the classroom.

             

When the chicks were strong enough for visitors all classes came to our class to look at them. They loved the names we put on the chicks like Conor McGregor.

 

We learned about what is necessary for the chicks to grow. We fed them some bread and cut up lettuce. We always made sure they had enough water to drink to help them grow.  We also learned all about how to create an environment necessary for animals to grow and strive. We fed the baby chicks

 

When the chicks were ready to move outside our teacher Laura brought them home to live with the chicks at her house. There they have plenty of space to grow and they have a safe place to run around.