Post 16 Animal Care students are the prime carers of these fluffy cuties and were responsible for the whole process of incubation to rearing the chickens.
It took 21 days to incubate the eggs and after the first week, students were able to look at the chicks progression in the shell itself through a process called candling. A few days before hatching, students were able to hear cheeping from the shell which indicated that the chicks were ready to hatch.
These chicks have caused a lot of excitement at Moreton with many students holding a chick for the very first time. It has proven to be a valuable educational experience where students have been keen to ask questions and find out more about the life cycle.