Living Eggs – Day 3

Wow, what an eggciting day, we’ve got two chicks already!  When we arrived this morning we could see signs of “pipping” on the eggs.  Pipping is the name given to the first cracking of the shell.

By mid morning we had our first chick hatch in the school, quickly followed by chick number two in the nursery.


An egg starting to hatch


Look closely and you can see the pipping on one of the eggs.  Did you know that chicks have a special tooth to help them crack the egg?




This video shows our first chick a short time after it hatched.  We think it’s kind of sleepy, what do you think?!

The nursery children and staff were lucky enough to witness our second chick hatching……….



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