During term 1 our Year 3/4 class looked after and hatched baby chickens in the classroom. This was done through a program called Living Eggs. Jackie organised all the resources required to set up and hatch the eggs through the Living Eggs program. The class was supplied with fertilised eggs, incubator and other materials needed to successfully hatch and look after the chicks.
Living Eggs supplies:
Embryo eggs, 2-3 days from hatching.
The Living Eggs incubators specially designed for classroom hatching.
A brooder box complete with heat light, bedding, feed and waterer is supplied which allows teachers and children easy observation and access to the chicks.
Teachers Resources, including hundreds of activities directly linked to the National Curriculum are supplied on a CD with the kit.
Colourful wall posters are supplied depicting Life Cycles and Embryo Development, depending on your pupils’ ages.
The kids were very excited throughout the whole program particularly when the eggs hatched. Watching the chicks breaking the eggs and coming out was definitely a highlight for the students (and staff) who got to witness it happen. For those of you who missed the chicks hatching there is a video below.
Student Power Point Diary – All students kept a diary from the time the eggs arrived to the time they left the classroom to go to their new homes (lucky students got to keep the chickens).
Photos and Video