Written By Grade 5 Student, Kacee S.
At the end of last week we had 11 chicks. Sadly, an old english bantam that we called Lucky has passed away for unknown reasons. This week we have shared our chicks by giving each other Alpenglow class two. We went into each class and answered questions and concerns that other students had about raising chicks. We showed them how to hold the chicks as well as how often they need to be cleaned and fed. It was tricky to divide up our chicks in the other classes, but it's cool that all students get the chance to raise the chicks. We have two old english bantams that remain in our class.
Written by Grade 5/6 student, Saiche M. on Friday Feb 3, 2017
This week has been very exciting week. We had 12 eggs hatch, 8 buckeyes and 4 old english bantams. They are so cute currently and it was really neat to see them peep and then zipper out of their eggs. We have a live camera on the chicks and then also were able to watch them at home. Some of our eggs did peep but did not survive. Sadly one of our chicks died yesterday as it looked like they did not fully absorb their yolk sack. The old english bantams were about the size of toonie when they hatched!
Today we turned off the incubator, hopefully next week we can look at some of the eggs that did not hatch!
Alpenglow School Poultry Journey
The Alpenglow Grade 5/6 class under the guidance of Mr Graeme are on an Educational Poultry Journey creating a chicken coop and raising chickens.