Our class hasstarted theproject onthe life cycleof a chicken. We are goingto hatch ourvery ownchicks.INTRODUCTION
HOW IT BEGINS! The hen lays one egg every day.
The egg willturn into achick after 21days if…THE EGG
KEEPING WARM The eggs arekept warm. Usually the hensits on the eggsto keep themwarm.
INCUBATOR However we cannot use a hen so we will usean 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.
If everythinggoes correctlythe chick willhatch from theegg after 21days.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 eggcracks.
HATCHING TIME Slowly the chick will come out from the egg.This can sometimes take up to a day! The chick is wet when it hatches from itsegg.
The chicksfeathers will dryquickly and soonwill become niceand fluffy!FEATHERS
STAYING WARM The chicks must then be kept very warm forthe next few weeks. We will use an infra-red light to keep themwarm.
We will then feedthem well andlook for a goodhome to go to.FEEDING!
We hope youenjoyed learningabout ourproject! We will now askyou a fewquestions and seewhat you canremember!CONCLUSION!
QUESTION TIME! How many eggs a day does a henlay?One
QUESTION 2!How many days does it takefor a chick to hatch from theegg?
QUESTION 3!What do we keep the eggs into keep them warm?
Well done onanswering thequestions!Now all we have to dois wait for our eggs tohatch!
THE END That concludes our presentation. Goraibh mhaith agaibh!!!!!!