Living Eggs Days 6-10

Well, our ‘Living Eggs’ project has now finished and 9 healthy chicks have left our school and gone to live on local free-range farms. It was a very busy week, as can be seen from these photographs. The chicks needed lots of care and attention this week and all of our children had the opportunity to hold them. The reactions

Living Eggs Day 5

Day 5 is now over and it has been another very busy day indeed, ending with 9 healthy hatched chicks. One egg, unfortunately showed no signs of hatching. Many children were very lucky and witnessed at least one hatching and some have already actually handled and stroked the chicks. All the chicks are now housed in our brooder box, kept

Living Eggs Day 4

Well, what a day at school today! Eight Chicks have hatched, the first at around 6am, in a very quiet school, and the last at home-time, at around 3.30pm, when the Year 5 corridor was slightly less quiet! It was an amazing experience for the children, many of whom were lucky to witness a hatching as it happened.

Living Eggs Day 2

Today, we noticed more tiny cracks appearing in some of the eggs, as well as one or two of the eggs being seen to suddenly wobble. Definitely evidence that some of the chicks are seriously considering breaking their shells and joining us! Two of the Year 5 boys are seen here keeping the water trays in the incubator to the

Living Eggs 2020

Monday February 3rd Today we welcomed our chicken eggs to Ernesford Grange Primary School. Ten eggs are now outside Mr Walsh’s classroom, kept warm and safe in an incubator. They are due to hatch soon, and already, some children have noticed small cracks beginning to appear on the egg shells…this is called ‘pipping’ and means that the chick inside has