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Monday's Chick Update

The chicks have grown quite a lot over the weekend; they have been eating a lot! Their wing feathers are starting to show now too. They have also taken to sleeping in the food bowl!

 

In the next couple of days the children in school will be able to handle the chicks and let them have a run around on the floor.

If any parents and younger siblings want to see the chicks then please do pop in after school during this week.

 

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Class 3 Dance Festival last night

Wow! Class 3 were AWESOME at the Sporting Futures Dance Festival last night! The Gordon Craig was packed with children and families and a lot of talent! 

 

Class 3's routine was to 'Dance with me tonight' by Olly Murs in the style of the 1950's. They were absolutley brilliant and I can't describe how proud I was of them all. They had done a matinee and an evening performance so it was a long day but they behaved fantastically as ever, and did St Ippolyts proud. It was the first time we've taken part in an event like this and I don't think it will be the last if the success of last night was anything to go by. WELL DONE CLASS 3!

 

A huge THANK YOU to Miss Lean who prepared the class so well for their big moment and to all the other teachers and adults who helped throughout the day and evening. 

 

Keep an eye on the website for photos coming soon...

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Chicks growing well!

Our six chicks are growing well. They have started to eat and drink and are enjoying playing in the brooder box. Sometimes they run about so much that they exhaust themselves and they fall asleep on the spot - it's very funny to watch. On Friday they were cleaned out for the first time although they weren't very pleased at being put into a cardboard box! 

If you look closely you can still see the egg tooth on the end of their beaks which they use for breaking their shell. This will drop off as they get a little older. There are some new photographs in the gallery, and the chick cam will be on all weekend.

 

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Moving into the Brooder Box

We have had six chicks hatch successfully and today they have moved into the brooder box. They are still quite sleepy and like huddling together under the warm light bulb.

 

At the moment they are not eating much chick feed as they still have food left in their tummies from inside the egg, but they are starting to peck around and show an interest so it won't be long until they are enjoying proper food.

 

This evening we will enable the sound on the webcam so that you can hear them cheeping. Remember to also check the photo gallery for daily update pictures.

 

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Hatching!

Our eggs have been hatching today - it's been very difficult to concentrate on anything else!

 

They stay in the incubator for the first 24 hours after hatching. Their tummies are full from the yolk inside the egg so don't need food or water just yet. They also need time to stay huddled together like they would under the mother hen. 

 

Tomorrow they will start to go into the brooder box - keep an eye on Chick Cam to follow their progress!

 

Next week when they are bigger and stronger the children will be able to handle them. Parents and families will be able to pop in after school with younger siblings to see them after the weekend.

 

There are some photos in the gallery of the progress so far.

 

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Our Address:
St Ippolyts C.E. Primary School
Ashbrook Lane,
St Ippolyts,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG4 7PB
Telephone:
01462 432080
Fax:
01462 438524
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Our Charities

foodbank Hitchin Food Bank
Collection point for donations in main entrance
guidedogs School Council
2013-14
have
chosen Guide Dogs as our charity this year

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