Day 2 William drew a picture of the chicks inside the eggs. We noticed that 2 eggs had cracks in their shells.
Day 3 The chicks have arrived!!!!! 4 chicks hatched during the night. They must stay in the incubator for 24 hours. We were so excited that everyone had to have a look as soon as we came into school. During the day, two more eggs hatched and some children drew the chicks. Unfortunately, one of the eggs has not hatched.
Day 4 Today, the chicks that had hatched were moved onto the box with the heat lamp. We had to put sawdust and paper on the bottom of the box and water and food in for them to eat. There is still a chance egg that hasn't hatched yet could do by Friday. So it is still in the incubator.
Day 5 Did you know that, generally, the brown chicks are girls and the yellow chicks are boys? We worked out that we have 3 girl chicks and 3 boy chicks. The seventh egg did not hatch.
Day 8 Mrs Patterson took the chicks home over the weekend. When they returned, you could see how much they had grown.
Day 9 Science Week is all about changes. The eggs changed when the chicks hatched out of them. Now the chicks are changing. We have noticed that their flight feathers are coming through and they are getting taller.
Day 10 To help the chicks grow taller, stronger and get new feathers, we have to make sure that they have fresh water and food everyday. We clean them out too.
William brought in a book from home about chicks. We really enjoyed reading it because it rhymed.
Day 11 The chicks change everyday. Today, we noticed that they had grown taller and they had more feathers coming through.
Day 12 The chicks are all packed up and ready to go home. We loved having them to stay.