THE EGG• The egg will turn into a chick after 21 daysif……
KEEPING WARM• They are kept warm.• Usually the hen sits on the eggs to keepthem warm.
INCUBATOR• However ,we cannot use a hen so we willuse an incubator.
WHAT THIS MEANS An incubator keeps things at the correcttemperature .Can you think of anywhere anincubator could be used ?Think of littlebabies! Our incubator will keep the eggs at thecorrect temperature for the chicks to grow.
THE INCUBATOR We have to turn the incubator three times aday to make sure the temperature is even.
AFTER 21 DAYS If everything goes correctly the chick willhatch from the egg after 21 days.
THE SHELL The eggs hard shell protects the baby as itgrows. When the chick is ready to hatch it will peckat the shell with it’s beak until the egg cracks.
HATCHING TIME• Slowly the chick will come out from theegg.This can take up to a day.• The chick is wet when it hatches from it’segg.
The chicks feathers will dry quickly and soonwill become nice and fluffy!
STAYING WARM• The chicks must then be kept very warm forthe next few weeks.• We will use an infra-red lamp to keep themwarm.
• We will then feed them well and look for agood home to go to!
• We hope you enjoyed learning about ourproject!• We will now ask you a few questions and seewhat you can remember!
QUESTIONS!• How many eggs does a hen lay a day? 1
QUESTION 2• How many days does it take for a chick tohatch from the egg?• 21
QUESTION 3• What do we keep the eggs in to keep themwarm?• Incubator!
• Well done on answering the questions.• Now all we have to do is wait for our eggs tohatch!
• That concludes our presentation,go raibhmaith agaibh.
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