Hatch it Live! (EYFS blog about our chicks hatching)

On Wednesday 18th April Mrs Gratton brought in seven medium-sized chicken eggs.

The eggs are a whitey, creamy, bluey colour and some have mud on them. Then we put them in the incubator. The incubator will keep the eggs warm for 21 days when they will hopefully hatch into little, tiny baby chicks. We are counting down the days from 21 until they hatch. Today (Friday 20th April) we have 19 days to go which is ‘Eggcellent’!

Keep looking on our blog to find out more.

Written by Reception. 

Week 2

This week we looked inside the eggs using a light which is called ‘candling.’

The egg was dark inside which means the chick is growing. We looked it up on Google and we saw a picture that showed us the chick is growing eyes, legs and wings already. We have also been looking at where the eggs came from and what the mummy hen and daddy cockerel look like.

We have 12 more days to go today (Friday 27th April) and we are so ‘Eggcited’!

Keep checking our blog for more updates.

(Written by Reception)

Week 3

In 5 days’ time, on Wednesday 9th May, our 7 medium-sized chicken eggs will hopefully hatch into little teeny tiny chicks. We wonder if they will be yellow and fluffy or a different colour…? Today (Friday 4th May) we looked inside the egg and we can even see their veins but we think some of them won’t hatch. Hopefully the chicks don’t ‘yolk’ around!

(Written by Reception)

Week 4

Day 21- 8.55 am
Today we came into school to find that our first fluffy baby chick has arrived! We are all ‘Eggstatic’ with this news. Two other eggs are beginning to crack this is where the chick has started ‘pipping’ out of the shell. We have decided to name the first chick ‘nugget.’ #hatchitlive!

Keep checking ‘Hatch it Live!’ blog to see if any more of our chicks hatch today.

Update- 9.15am
Another egg has hatched into a wonderful little chick. We have been ‘Newport News’ reporters reporting on the ‘Eggciting’ news.

Update 12.25pm
A third fluffy chick has now hatched. All are healthy and standing!

(Written by Reception)

Week 5

What a ‘cracking’ week we had last week. Four tiny, fluffy chicks hatched out from their eggs and we all watched as they started to peck through the shell and slowly hatched out of their shell. We couldn’t believe how wet and slimy they were at first. Then they fluffed out when they dried off.

This week we have been getting to know the chicks, smoothing them and holding them. They are so small that we had to hold them carefully and wash our hand afterwards. We are making the most of our chicks before they will be reunited with the rest of their family on the farm. We want to say a big thank you to farmer Mike who let us hatch them out for him.

(Written by Reception)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How exciting! Max can’t wait to see the new little chicks x

  2. Anonymous says:

    Harry’s so excited

  3. Jesse says:

    It is great that the eggs are going to hatch

  4. Miss Partridge says:

    ***Update*** We have had our first arrival, ‘Nugget’, when we arrived into school this morning and our second chick hatched at 9.15 this morning.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the world ‘nugget’! Olivia and family love the chick’s names.

  6. Olivia says:

    Welcome to the world Nugget! We love the chick’s names 🙂