Early Child Care Center observes new life of chicks and butterflies

Newly hatched chicks

The Early Childhood Center watched over 18 eggs for 21 days. Each day they checked the temperature and humidity of the incubator. The eggs were candled on days 7 and 14 to check for development. On the final three days, the eggs were removed from the turner. On day 21, the first baby chick was born then followed shortly thereafter by three more! The children have enjoyed naming and watching the chicks develop.


At the same time the children have watched five small caterpillars grow to 10 times their original size, build their chrysalides and metamorphosize into five beautiful Monarch butterflies!


The Primary School classes were invited to watch the eggs and chicks develop. It has been an exciting time for everyone!


The chicks will be transported to their new home on a farm on Thursday, May 18.


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