Our Chicks!

We were sorry to see our chicks leave on Friday but we know they are going to continue to grow and change on the farm. We have learnt so much from our beautiful chicks and before they left everyone was able to have a hold. We needed to remember to be calm and quiet so that we didn’t frighten the young chicks. It was lovely to feel how soft and warm they were. Here are our reflections on holding the chicks.

The chick felt like it was shaking because it was nervous.  Alana

The chick felt soft.  Erica

The chick felt fluffy.  Monika

The chick was tickling my hand.  Roy

The feathers felt soft.  Zoe

The chick felt like a fluffy ball.  Xavier

The chick’s wings felt fluffy.  Ken

The chick I held was very calm.  Peter

The chick sat in my hands.  Grace

The chick is fluffy.  Olivia

I liked the beak on the chick.  Annie

The baby chick felt nice. It was playing with me.  Jordan

The chick was sleeping in my hands.  Melina

When I held the chick I saw the new wings.  Leo

Connor  The chick was scratching me and it felt awesome.

Ruby  When I was holding the chick it was tickly.

Hayley  When I held the chicken it felt ticklish and I felt happy.

Harvey   It felt like the chick was scratching my hand. The chick was soft.

Kate  The chicken’s claws were scratchy. He was quite cute and soft.

Lucas  The chick was soft and warm.

Kiara  The chick felt like a blanket because it was really soft.

Rupert  I was happy because the chick felt soft.

Lachie  When I was holding the chick it felt soft. The claws were hard.

Isabella  The chicken’s claws were a bit sharp. It was soft and cute.

George  The chick was warm and fluffy. I felt happy.

Emily  The chick did stretch his wings out and he scratched me.

Bella  The chick was cute because it was fluffy.

Tom  When I held the chick it felt ticklish.

Carlee  When I held the chick it felt very fluffy and tickly.

Mykaela  The chick felt soft and fluffy.

Maddison  The claws on the chick felt scratchy.

Look At Our Chicks Now!


Our chicks are growing and changing everyday. We noticed they are growing tail feathers! They are very active and love running around the playpen. We saw one chick stretch its wings and flutter up to the net covering the playpen. They spend a lot of time eating and pecking at the ground. We love watching them!

Growing and Changing

Our chicks have only been with us for four days and already we are noticing that they are starting to change. Here is a photo of one of our chicks. Ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment and we will share it at school.


What do you notice? How is this chick changing?

Hatching Chickens in Prep

IMG_3681 IMG_3682 IMG_3683 IMG_3684 IMG_3685 IMG_3686 IMG_3687 IMG_3688In Prep K and Prep V we have had some egg-citing visitors come to school. Can you guess what they are? If you said baby chicks and eggs you were right. We have three chicks already hatched in each grade. They are fluffy and cuddly. They are in a playpen having a lovely time playing together and they are very happy. They have yellow and golden feathers. They sit under a light to keep warm and toasty. We also have twelve eggs in an incubator. We have to wait patiently for the chicks to hatch. There are 2 eggs with cracks. We hope they hatch today while we are at school. We wonder what colour they will be. What colour do you think the chicks will be?

Look who’s coming!!!

Today the Preps were given an egg. They were then asked what they thought was nestled inside. Lots of the children excitedly exclaimed that it was a CHICK…and they were right!!! Others thought it could have been a crocodile or a duck. Next week we will be having special visitors to our classroom. We wonder “Who will it be?” Do you know?

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