8th -18th November 2016
What came first.. The chicken or the egg?
In our case it was the eggs! 11 lovely little eggs, fresh life inside ready to meet the world. We waited with baited breath for signs of life inside the eggs. Some of us were lucky enough to see and hear the egg crack and see the chick break their way out of the egg and into the world. Each newborn chick came out looking larger than we had expected, a bit sticky looking and quite sleepy! After a few chicks had hatched we noticed that the chicks would huddle together to keep each other warm. How very friendly!
By day 4 all chicks had hatched and were placed together in the brooding box. Many children marveled at how quickly they grew and how long their legs were becoming. By the following week our chicks were devouring their food, and we knew our they were growing strong and we were able to hold them. Thank you to our Possums for being so gentle and caring to the newborns. We loved the sounds of the chickens chirping away daily in our classroom. The chickens have now departed Kinder, and will be taking up residence in Lila and Annabel’s chicken coops!