The Animal Science Class has started a new project, hatching eggs. Thanks to Mr. Paul Gaskell and Sarah Gaskell, 41 new eggs are being incubated in the classroom starting November 8. The class is studying about the poultry industry. The eggs will take about 21 days to hatch. Each day the students will turn the eggs twice, the job of the mom hen. The temperature is set at 99.5 degrees with the relative humidity at 80%. The students also named each egg from Clucker to Bob. Once they have hatched, a brooder will be set up with to keep the chicks warm until they can manage a constant body temperature on their own. The future for the chickens that hatch are unknown at this time, last time we hatched Jonette Rice “received” most of them. We will see who gets “flocked” with chickens, not flamingos.
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