Once the chick's feathers are dry after hatching, they can then be moved into the brooder. This is a bigger box with a light bulb as a heater, water and feed. The chicks sleep under the light bulb to keep warm. Every day the brooder is cleaned. We replenish the newspaper, sawdust, water and feed.
Every day we could see the chicks growing, getting bigger and getting louder as they chirped for food.
The children named the chicks - 'Wriggly, Pop & Hop, Fight, Ruby, Walkie and Popsicle'.
Some children were keen to hold the chicks, a very special moment.
We incorporated games, stories and art activities during this special time. A wonderful learning experience for everyone.