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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anna Leigh, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Anna Leigh

    Anna Leigh Chirping

    Apr 2, 2015
    Hi there! I work in child care in the 18 months - 2 years room as a Lead Educator. We have chickens in our yard at the Centre and the children have been LOVING them. We have been doing lots of chicken related activities to extend on this interest. I then made the exciting decision to incubate and hatch chicks with the children. I started with 15 eggs, all of which were fertile, I lost two at day 7 but I'm now at day 12 and the 13 that are left seem to be developing beautifully!
    I'm very excited to explore backyard chickens and discuss the questions and curiosities I have :)
    Thank you for taking the time to read my intro!

    This photo was taken at day 6.

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. Anna Leigh

    Anna Leigh Chirping

    Apr 2, 2015
    Thank you, I'm extremely excited :)
    It started off as a project for the children but I have already learned so much!
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    Good luck with the rest of the eggs and hatch.

    Feel free to ask questions, you may be interested in the hatching baby chicks forums.

    If you haven't done so already, visit the learning center, there are articles to help you get prepared for raising baby chicks.

    Once they hatch, make sure you start building a secured coop, they will be ready to move at 5 weeks of age.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    I hope the rest of the incubation and the hatching goes well! Incubating eggs is so much fun and can become quite addicting.[​IMG] Feel free to ask any questions about it you may have. I've incubated eggs many times and would be happy to help answer any questions.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
  7. Anna Leigh

    Anna Leigh Chirping

    Apr 2, 2015
    Thank you for your support. I'm sure I'm going to have plenty of questions, haha.

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Wish I was in the classroom, I want to watch too.
  9. Hey Anna Leigh! It's nice to meet you! I'm new here too, so I just thought I'd say hi!
  10. Anna Leigh

    Anna Leigh Chirping

    Apr 2, 2015

    Haha, you're welcome to tag along.
    I'm working in a 18months - 2 year old room and many people were skeptical about how much I could actually teach and have the children understand. I've used lots and lots of photos, picture books and YouTube videos and I think they are starting to understand more and more. One little boy saw egg yolk the other day and pointed to it saying 'chicken'. We were watching a video of chickens hatching and a little girl went over to the home corner and came back with a pretend egg. They even see pictures of chick embryos and tell me 'chicken'. It's amazing how much they've learned and remembered over the last couple of weeks.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015

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