Day 5- 12.00pm
We have 4 ducklings in the brooder! Mrs Barber has just been to my home and dropped off the fourth duckling. It looks strong and healthy and happy to be with its duckling friends. Thank-you to Mrs Barber for helping this little one. The fifth egg is still in the incubator. The ducklings are feeding, drinking and they are sleeping, lots!
End of day 4
It’s been a very productive day of egg hatching. Four ducklings have hatched out of the eggs. The fourth one hatched out at 3.45pm, it looked a little weak and Mrs Barber has taken it home in the incubator, to look after it. There is still one more egg left to hatch so Mrs Barber has taken that home too. Thank-you, Mrs Barber, I know that she will do a fabulous job in looking after the duckling. Last year she did the same with another duckling and it was ok. I am taking home the other three ducklings in the brooding cage but I am expecting the ducklings to be very sleepy over the next 24 hours. I’ll keep you posted.
18th March 2021
What do you think may have happened today? Take a look at the photos and see what you think.
Three of the eggs have got slight cracks in them.
It's a waiting game!
17th March 2021
It’s Day Two of the eggs being in school and I thought that I would share an up-date with you.
Whilst watching the video maybe you could talk about what is seen and happening and for our older viewers maybe you could consider the following…
What do you already know about creatures that grow inside eggs? What other creatures can you think of that I have not named in the video?
Why are we using an incubator? Creatures in the wild don’t use one!
What is the correct temperature that the eggs need to be kept at? Read the thermometer to find out.
What is the buzzing sound that can be heard throughout the video? Where do you think this sound is coming from?
What is inside the eggs? Hopefully I will have more egg-citing news tomorrow.
Apologies for there being a part 1 and 2
16th March 2021
I have some eggs-citing news.
We have had an eggs-tra special delivery.
What can you see?
What do you think that they are?
What do you think could be inside?
This year the eggs (and whatever is inside!) will remain in the Nursery kitchen. We will put them in front of the window so that you can take a peek but please use quiet voices and refrain from banging on the window when looking.
Here is a video of Mrs Barber and Ms Boyadjian setting up the incubator. Who do you think is the most eggs-cited?
I will post more videos soon