Life cycle of a Chicken

As parents and carers are now acutely aware, our children have been learning about life cycles of different animals at Russell Hill.
We have had the fantastic opportunity to hatch real chicken eggs. For the last 25 days we have been observing the eggs and finally on 25th day we had movement. WOW!!!!!!!

As we arrived at nursery on Friday 19th May 2019, we were all excited to receive the news that the eggs has finally started to hatch.

The children and some parents had front row seats which was an amazing and exhilarating experience for us all; slowly the chicks began breaking through their shell, and to our absolute joy the chicks finally emerged before our very eyes.

We allow the new arrivals to acclimatised to their surroundings, before we held them ever so gently and carefully.

After all the excitement, the children couldn’t wait to tell their parents about the new addition to Russell Hill. The chicks are so cuddly and adorable that many parents couldn’t resist giving them a cheeky little cuddles too.

What a great ‘hands on’ way for children to learn about the life cycle of living things!

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