Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?
"Baby chicks are pretty cool"
"They can jump"
"They put their feet up like an ostrich and a flamingo"
"They put their feet in their food and water a lot"
"They sleep when they are standing up. When they start to sleep standing up they fall down a little bit and then they wake up."
"One of our chickens is really mean and he tries to jump out"
"One of the chickens tries to peck its way out"
"They really eats some drinks some water and eats some food"
"They are really tiny and everybody likes them"
"They were drinking and they were eggs and they wanted to get out, they very funny"
The children are still debating this out. "It's like a circle. It is hard to find the start" (coming from my 8 yr old.) Then of course, after talking with Mr Allan, it is apparent that eggs were laid by other animals long before chickens were around, so if you get technical about it, eggs were here before chickens. The debate continues.
(You'll notice that our brooder box looks different in different photos. The original light/heat source that came with our incubator to use as a brooder box light was not sufficient enough to produce enough heat, so we invested in a better heat lamp. Our "chickies' are now nice and warm, and growing fast!)