Living Eggs is a special programme where children can learn about the life cycle of a chicken. The programme involves eggs being delivered to our school; these are then put in an incubator where the children can observe them. When the chicks hatch they remain in the incubator until their feathers are all dry and fluffy.
They are then moved to a special box called a brooder. There is a light in here which keeps them warm, they have food and water and lots of space to move around. The children are able to observe the chicks, see how much they grow and even hold them.
This experience provides lots of opportunities to learn many things about chickens – their life cycle, what they eat and drink, what they look like, where they live and much more. Keep checking our website to watch their progress!