It is time to incubate again! Here are our beauties happily situated in the incubator. This year we have five chicken and 2 duck eggs. We weren’t really counting on ducks. They have a different incubation time than chickens. We will see how it all works out in the end.
We use a fully automated incubator. It turns the eggs and keeps the temperature at a constant 37.5 degrees Celsius. The kids still turn the eggs by hand once a day. The automated turning is an amazing feature. Without it we would have never attempted this project. Letting the kids hand turn the eggs once a day helps keep them involved. Keep your fingers crossed for some healthy chicks and ducklings!
If you are interested to start your own chicken life cycle project check out our previous post about chickens in the classroom.