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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Incubating Eggs

Now that our butterflies have emerged from their chrysalides, we have begun a new adventure. We are learning to care for eggs and the chicks that hatch from them. We had a guest teacher give us a lesson on how to act as surrogate mother to our 18 eggs. Thank you, Heather. The eggs need to be kept warm (100°) for 21 days. We have an incubator. At that time, they will begin to crack their shell using a special tooth on their beak called an egg tooth. When they fight their way out the chicks' feathers will be wet. We will move them to a cage with a heat lamp, food, and water. Their feathers will dry quickly and we will have cute fluffy chicks! We can't wait!
Playing with chicks and ducklings

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