How lucky were we today when we had a surprise visit from Carla's mummy who brought in some 1 and 2 day old chicks! Mrs Smith explained the lifecycle of the chick to us and even had some of the broken egg shells from this morning. She also showed us some photos of the parent hens who were very large and helped us to understand why the chicks were already a good size. We all had chance to stroke or even hold a chick and washed our hands before sharing how they felt. It was interesting to learn about the incubator and the heat lamp.....one chick even fell asleep in Mrs Cropper's hands it was so warm and comfortable!
A HUGE THANKYOU to Mrs Smith for sharing the chicks with us and we can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks to see their down change to feathers and how much they have grown