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Haughmond Class Chicks

Our Chicks

Recently in Nursery we received eggs with an exciting surprise inside. After patiently waiting for 21 days, our incubated chicks hatched out of their eggs on Wednesday 24th May! 

 

The first signs that our chicks will soon hatch.

 

 

The incubator was filled with cheaping sounds as the newly hatched chicks, dried out and started to explore. During the day, we saw three more chicks hatch, a magical moment.

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Picture 3 Newly hatched chicks
Picture 4 Freya, about 12 hours old
Picture 5 Bedtime

The chicks now need more space so they have moved out of the incubator into a box. They have a heat pad to keep them warm and they are already eating chick crumb and drinking water independently.

Picture 1 Our temporary home
Picture 2 Our new home

We will post updates our chicks regularly so the children can track their progress throughout the Summer Half Term-as the chicks will change vastly over the week!

 

We hope you enjoy our photographs and updates!

 

Ruby, about 12 hours old

 

Day 2: Meeting the children in nursery

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Day 3: The chicks are growing and becoming more confident.

Picture 1 Penguin and Jim
Picture 2 Mac and Chick Pea
Picture 3 Pirate and Freya
Picture 4 Fluff-stuff
Picture 5 Lynn
Picture 6 Holding a three day old chick.

Day 4: The chicks have moved into a bigger home. They still need the heat pad, and all cuddle down underneath it to sleep. They will begin to eat chick crumb from the feeder now. Their water is in the smaller container.

 

Picture 1 Pirate, Fluff-stuff and Freya
Picture 2 Ruby and Lynn
Picture 3 Chick Pea and Pen (Penguin)
Picture 4 Mac - he likes pecking everything!
Picture 5 Jim
Picture 6 The chick's wing feathers are growing.

Day 5: A busy day exploring, eating, drinking & sleeping.

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Day 6: The chicks now have a bigger space to live in, they really enjoyed running around their cage.

Picture 1 The chicks now have plenty of space.
Picture 2 The chicks wing feathers are growing longer.
Picture 3 Fluff-stuff
Picture 4 Jim
Picture 5 Lynn
Picture 6 Freya

Day 7: Getting ready for bedtime.

Picture 1 Bedtime cuddles
Picture 2 Bedtime cuddles
Picture 3 A clean cage.
Picture 4 Cleaning my feathers (preening)
Picture 5 More preening.
Picture 6 Finding a good place to sleep.
Picture 7 Settling down.
Picture 8 A good spot to sleep.

Day 8: 1 week old!

The chicks are becoming more adventurous. Today they had some exploring time outside their cage. When the chicks stand up, and  stretch, they are nearly as tall as the blue base of their cage.

Picture 1 Freya and Pirate
Picture 2 Pen
Picture 3 Ruby
Picture 4 Ruby and Freya not wanting to be photographed!
Picture 5 Pirate getting tired.
Picture 6 Ruby coming to look at what I am doing!

Day 9: The chick's wing feathers are getting longer as their wings grow. They are getting taller each day and are very inquisitive.

Picture 1 Ruby and Lynn
Picture 2 Ruby and Lynn
Picture 3 Waking up after a sleep.
Picture 4 Chick Pea stretching after a sleep.
Picture 5 Freya
Picture 6 Jim

Day 10: Good morning! Ruby and Lynn come to greet me when I open the door of their cage.

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Picture 3 Mac
Picture 4 Freya
Picture 5 Ruby
Picture 6 Pen
Picture 7 Jim
Picture 8 Fluff-stuff
Picture 9 Pirate
Picture 10 Chick Pea
Picture 11 Lynn

Day 11: The chicks all huddle together when they want to go to sleep. In the daytime they don't always sleep under the heat pad.

 

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