Sunday, April 20, 2014

Here Chick Chick! Here Chick Chick!

Oh my goodness!  We've been so busy!  This spring we've been learning about life cycles and animals that lay eggs!  Chickens aren't the only ones that lay eggs but this past week chickens were the only ones in our classroom! 
They are so cute!  The kiddies just love observing them and talking about their behavior.  This breed has been really easy to care for and raise.  They have been in our class for 2 weeks. 
Friday we sent them to live in a real chicken coop!  One of our high school teachers has a farm with a well established coop!  He's going to give them a good home and hopefully gain some eggs, eventually!

Just a little beak to beak love!

Who is watching who here?

Hanging around in the room!  If you look closely, you can see the shells that are empty.  We also observed the shells to see what was inside after the chicks came out!

Here's a link to the hatchery where we purchased our eggs.  There's information about different breeds and information about caring for chicks. 
This year we have had Araucana chickens but in years past we've also had other breeds.  We thought these chicks were fairly calm and pretty quiet.  Last year, our chickens peeped and peeped and peeped!  These chicks were not so vocal! 
If you have the opportunity, try having chicks in your room!  They're so much fun and a great science connection for the kiddies!
I hope you have a great week!