The eggs and incubator arrived in school in May. We all had a chance to watch to watch the eggs hatch and the to look after the chicks. Of ten eggs, only seven hatched and sadly one chicken died soon after hatching. Mr Cooke looked after the chicks over the first weekend and nurtured a sick one back to health by setting his alarm and getting up several times during the night to hand feed the chick and rub its wonky leg, so it could stand up and walk.
Soon it was time to Find a home for the growing chicks. JW and his family offered to look after all the chicks and they have been adopted by one of the family’s hens. See below.
Have a look at our photos……….
Caring for the chicks:
In their new home with adopted mum: