Today was the final day of our embryology project. By this morning, chick #18 had made an appearance. The other three eggs in the incubator were unsuccessful. in hatch.
All 18 chicks are in the brooder awaiting the day they get to meet our co-op students this coming week! In the meantime, they're eating their feed and drinking water - chirping happily in the process. And more good news to share: we have a co-op family that has asked to take the chicks home with them! We're so thankful for a successful project, beginning to end.
We hope you have enjoyed your study of the miraculous systems of the human body, and have learned alongside us, about the quick development -and difference from humans- in those body systems within a developing chick egg. What an awesome 21+ days! Our final video below shows chick #14 emerging from its shell.
Oh, and a humorous end to our project...
We have full-grown hens here at our home. Typically they are in a chicken run due to predators in our area, but every once in a while, a hen likes to free herself and roam the yard alone. This particular hen made her way to our back steps and seemed to be looking for our resident chicken-keeper. "Hello? Is anyone home?"
Thank you for joining us for this year's embryology project.
Feel free to leave comments for us below. We look forward to next year!
I'm the Anatomy & Physiology instructor at New Castle Homeschool Co-op for the 2017-18 school year. As an extension to our class, my family is participating in a 4-H Embryology Program, and will be hatching up to 24 white leghorn chicks in Mid-March. If you would like to learn and enjoy the project with us, we'd love to have you along!