The Incredible Egg!
received eggs on April 22nd from Portage County's 4-H program. We are
incubating 24 chicken eggs and 4 duck eggs. We watch the temperature of
the incubator and we watch the humidity. We learned both are important for
the developing chicks.
"We are not allowed to hold the eggs. I can't wait until they day they hatch is here." Cody
"Baby chick eggs need a turner in the
incubator because the baby chicks inside will get stuck and if the chick
gets stuck, they will die. We don't want them to die because we want to
see them when they hatch. They need moisture because if they don't have
moisture, the eggs will get dry and inside the chicks will dry out and
"I can't wait until they hatch. I hope they
all hatch. I might get to take one chicken or maybe a duck. There are 7
more days until the chicks hatch. Thre are 14 days until the ducks hatch."
"This is what I learned from Mrs. Plough.
She told me that the temperature in the incubator should be 99 and a half
but we can have it 95 to 100 degrees. I love chicks. They are cute. Mrs.
Plough said she hopes none of them die. I hope they don't die either. I
love waiting for the chicks."
"I like chicks because they are soft and
fluffy. I hope all of the chicks hatch. There are 7 more days until the
chicks hatch. There are 14 more days until the ducks hatch."
"I can't wait until they hatch. What most
concerns the class is that the lightest touch of the thermometer can
change the temperature and can kill the chicks. When chicks are born, even
when they have their little fur, you can't tell if they are a girl or a
boy until they are grown up. If you have chick eggs and an incubator, you
need an egg mover. The reason is so that when they hatch,they don't get
stuck to the shell. I hope we have a lot."
"I can not wait until the chicks hatch. I really want to see the chicks. We can not help the chicks out of the shell. I like chicks. The temperature has to be 97 to 100 degrees." Brianna
"We have chicken eggs in our classroom. They
are in an incubator. It has to be 99 and a half degrees. We have duck eggs
too, in the incubator. They will hatch later than the chickens."
"I learned that the temperature for the
chicks and ducks should be 99 and half degrees. The chicks are going to
hatch on the 13th of May. The ducks are going to hatch on the 20th of
"I hope all of the chicks hatch out of their
eggs. When they are grown up they will be chickens. The temperature is
important. We have to keep it right around 99 and a half. Keeping it a
little lower is better than a little higher. I like the chicks. Some will
be yellow and some will be brown, I think."
"Chicks hatch from eggs, so do ducks. They
are wet when they come out of their shell. They are yellow and puffy. I
wish I could have a pet chick".
"When the chicks hatch they just will lay there. You might think they are dead, but they are not. They are sleeping because they will be tired from pecking out of their shell. In the incubator it has to be 99 and a half degrees." Danielle
"When the chicks hatch we are not aloud to
help them out of the shell. The temperature has to be 99 and a half. I
can't wait until the chicks hatch. WE have 4 duck eggs. It takes longer
for the ducks to hatch."
Ohio Language Arts Standards:
Ohio Science Standards
Scientific Inquiry: Interdependence and Survival of Animals in the
1. Basic operations and concepts: Students are proficient in the use