I was just looking over my past blog entries and realized that I never posted pics of this year's flock.
This was the third year that I attempted to hatch chick with my Kindergarten class. After last year's dreaded half chicken incident, I was a bit nervous, especially since I would be adding duck eggs into the mix.
Luckily this year's hatch was a success. Only full chickens and ducks! When all was said and done we had 4 chicks (Batman, Robin, Lila, and something else) and 5 ducklings (Mario, Mac, Vincent, Uncle Quaker, Katilina).
I can't express how wonderful of an experience this is for the children. Something they'll remember for the rest of their lives.
|The night before hatching day. |
I was a bit excited to test out my costume, which I wore most of the week.
|Our first two chicks|
Chicken hatching video!
|We put this photo in the chicken trough to keep them company.|
|We had given up hope on this one and turned off the incubator. |
3 hours later, he made a go at it.
Duckling breaking through the shell.
The ducklings first swim.