Irchester Chicks


On the 6th of May our first chicken eggs hatched! Our chicks are all different breeds and are all different shapes and colours. We have even found, what we think is, a black silky! We have a great a selection of chicken breeds such as silkies, pekins, legbars and wyandottes. We were lucky to be able to see some more hatch on the 7th.

All eggs were sponsored; so all chicks have an owner. They’re not fully used to the lab yet however with the comfort Miss Hogan is giving them I’m sure they will soon.


With 30chicks in the brooder, we only have 6 more eggs to hatch; hopefully they will be strong enough to break free. At least 3 keep shaking around. The owners of the chicks (that have not yet hatched) are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for a beak to

??????????take a tiny peek out of the shell. Trust me the shells are really hard so don’t panic it might just take some more time.

They are becoming more sociable and are more interested in their surroundings now that they are about 4days old.  They like shiny things and their own reflections!

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Irina N said that “They are really cute; I like the one dark one called darkfada.”

Kamilla S said “They are all very, very cute.”

Paige S said “They are gorgeous!”

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Georgia said “They are friendly and nice.”

Carmen B said, “They are cute and also fluffy.”

Amy J said “They are very cute and I think they will make a good a friend.”

DSCN8836Jake H said “I really like them, and I’m glad they came. But the committee have got to be on poop patrol!”

The winner of the sponsor an egg will be announced this Friday gold award assembly. Also the winner will be produced with a delicious chicken cake, made especially by Jake’s dad.  Good luck.

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