Year 5 has been inundated with excited onlookers today from amongst the children and staff alike. 3 weeks ago today we set our 6 eggs in an incubator and have since then carefully monitored the temperature and humidity. We have also been turning them regularly and have candled them (using strong light to examine an egg's contents prior to hatching) on occasions to make sure they are developing well.
It is my exciting job today to announce that over the last 24 hours we have had 3 chicks hatch and they are all looking healthy (if a little tired) and happy. I managed to record one of them as they emerged, which I will post on the media section of the website at a later date, but in the meantime please enjoy these before and after pics of the newest member of Clatford's extended family.