School hatch Now Day 21 Peep peep peep!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Henrietta23, May 19, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    My student and I are going to incubate eggs given to me by perfectly_polish. This will be my second hatch and his first. It will actually be a very very new experience for him. We've got the incubator set up and the eggs are resting comfortably. We have 8 eggs of different breeds. I'm working on a BYC id name for him since I can't use his real one. He's into Speed Racer right now so we just settled on Speedy Egg. I can't give him his own account so we'll just be using that name on this thread. Wish us luck!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    How exciting! GOOD LUCK! Are you keeping the chicks that hatch?
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Good luck!!!! It takes a very special person to be a good teacher and one that will work one on one is indeed a great example! [​IMG]
  4. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    Good luck!! hope you have a great hatch
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    How wonderful you are doing this. You're not just teaching your leaving your student with great memories. When I was in 5th grade my class incubated eggs. Each of us that got permission was allowed to take one chick home. Garfield was my pet for years.
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    What a wonderful experience you will be able to give your student. That is so cool! Can't wait to follow the hatch. Good luck and keep us posted! [​IMG]
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I may keep some if we can tell gender by the time school is over. The rest will have a good home back with perfectly_polish otherwise. We have lots of families with chickens though and may find someone else would like some.
    Just to clarify, while I sure will be teaching my student as much as I can from this experience I am an instructional aide rather than a certified teacher. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the support everyone. I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you!
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    So of course the student who offered to bring eggs then said that his roosters were separated from his hens came to me today to say that he will have fertile eggs for me by the end of the week. And I got eggs from perfectly_polish Sunday so they're already in the bator. No second bator so I had to tell him that I can't add them to this batch. I feel bad but I did tell him that I needed them at the beginning of the week. He was waiting for his parents to change how they had things set up and I told him I couldn't ask them to rush the job for me. I hope I don't end up ruffling feathers but this typical of this particular student. We're running out of time here! The chicks will be barely a week old on the last day of school. Sigh. Can't please everybody. [​IMG]
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Happy hatching!
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Thanks, it's going to be a long wait!

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