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Chick Hatching

Chick Hatching

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Subject Science
Grade Level Grades 9-12
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About This Lesson

Witness the different stages of a young chicken’s life cycle in-person at the Academy's hatchery. Chicken eggs hatch 21 days after fertilization; an incubator keeps the eggs uniformly warm and moist leading up to hatching. The right temperature and humidity keeps the embryos developing normally with proper levels of fluids and gases. Once they hatch, chicks are then kept in the hatcher for the first 24 hours to rest and dry. They are then kept in a brooder for 5-8 weeks until they grow feathers. This Spring to Life exhibit will be on display in the Piazza from March 14 - April 24, 2011.

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