February: not exactly the month one would think of when contemplating the idea of baby chicks. But here at The International Preschools, we do things differently!
For the last few years during the month of February, The International Preschools has welcomed twelve eggs into each location. The eggs come to us courtesy of Quiver Farms in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Farmer Brenda of Quiver Farms visited our schools recently and talked to the children about where the eggs came from, how long it will take for the eggs to hatch, and what the children (and teachers) need to do in order to keep the eggs/chicks safe and happy. The eggs that arrived at our school were a little more than halfway through the egg portion of their life cycle, so our job at IPS was to keep the eggs warm in incubators, in order to take the place of the mother hen(s).
And so, about a week after the eggs arrived at IPS, our schools were fortunate to witness the hatching of many tiny, adorable chicks!
Unfortunately, the chicks had to return to their home on Quiver Farm a few days after hatching. We were happy to spend some time with the baby chicks and are looking forward to our new feathered arrivals in 2021!
Learn more about Quiver Farm by visiting their website: http://www.quiverfarm.com/
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