I just got back from bringing our cochin chicks on a "Feild Trip" to my son's Kinder class. His teacher really wants the kids to see eggs hatching and has asked if this would be a project I could set up and work with her on. Nice thing is this teacher has hatched before in her Kinder classes so she is really excited to do this for her kid's this year. We went over everything... I think She wants to be able to candle them so the kids can see the chicks developing and then of course have the chicks stay in the class room for "Open House" that is May 21st. So we figured that the last week of April would be an ideal time to set this up. She informed me that the heat does get turned off over the weekends but I think have the solution to that problem as I have two incubators I can collect up the eggs on Fridays and bring them home to the other incubator that will be on and ready for the eggs over the weekends. The school is two blocks away from my house so it will not ba a long trip. Now I need to figure out the best eggs for this project. I would love to do EE's because of the colors of the eggs....but they are so hard to see inside when candling. I was thinking brown eggs, like Barred Rocks, RIR, maybe even Cochins again? At day 10 you can see in them and see the chick moving around. The eggs I would need for this I would have to have shipped to me since I do not have a roo here with my girls. My son's teacher would like about 12 eggs I told her that would be perfect since they will be shipped not all will develope. Any suggestions on this? I sure would apperciate input especially from those that have done this project for their children's classroom.