St George's

Church of England Primary School

Eggs to Chicks

The Incubator and Brooding Box
  • Eggs in the incubator

    Eggs in the incubator

    Eggs take 21 days to hatch. They arrived in school on day 18.

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    Eggs in the incubator
    Eggs take 21 days to hatch. They arrived in school on day 18.
  • Hatching

    Hatching

    They were very wet and sticky when they first hatched.

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    Hatching
    They were very wet and sticky when they first hatched.
  • Fluffy Chicks

    Fluffy Chicks

    They quickly fluff up in the incubator and are ready to greet the next chicks to hatch.

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    Fluffy Chicks
    They quickly fluff up in the incubator and are ready to greet the next chicks to hatch.
  • The Brooding Box

    The Brooding Box

    Once the chicks had fluffed up nicely, they were transferred to the brooding box.

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    The Brooding Box
    Once the chicks had fluffed up nicely, they were transferred to the brooding box.
  • Life in the brooding box.

    Life in the brooding box.

    The chicks had everything they needed; food, water, a light for warmth, and sawdust for . . . absorbency!

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    Life in the brooding box.
    The chicks had everything they needed; food, water, a light for warmth, and sawdust for . . . absorbency!
  • Keeping warm.

    Keeping warm.

    The chicks huddled together under the bulb to keep nice and warm, just as if they were underneath a mother hen.

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    Keeping warm.
    The chicks huddled together under the bulb to keep nice and warm, just as if they were underneath a mother hen.
  • Chicks or Gannets?

    Chicks or Gannets?

    The chicks were very greedy, and scrabbled eagerly to be first in for dinner!

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    Chicks or Gannets?
    The chicks were very greedy, and scrabbled eagerly to be first in for dinner!
  • Snoozing.

    Snoozing.

    A favourite place for an after dinner snooze? In the food bowl of course!

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    Snoozing.
    A favourite place for an after dinner snooze? In the food bowl of course!
  • Water mess!

    Water mess!

    The water tray was often full of rubbish, but they didn''t seem to mind.

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    Water mess!
    The water tray was often full of rubbish, but they didn''t seem to mind.
  • Happy, sleepy chicks.

    Happy, sleepy chicks.

    Mrs Brown loved to see the chicks cuddling together in their sleep, how sweet.

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    Happy, sleepy chicks.
    Mrs Brown loved to see the chicks cuddling together in their sleep, how sweet.
  • Visitors

    Visitors

    The chicks had plenty of visitors, including these fascinated pre-school children.

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    Visitors
    The chicks had plenty of visitors, including these fascinated pre-school children.