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Kindergarten is Raising Chickens

Mrs. Mickelson's Kindergarten class is raising chickens. Roughly 26 days ago, she brought in eggs and the class began incubating them. They incubated for 21 days until they started hatching last Thursday. Of the original seven eggs, four hatched and are doing well; two Bantams and two Silver Laced Wyandottes.

The class also learned about chickens and various other animals during that time. Friends Nola and Marley said, "They're cute and when they came out they had an egg tooth." Nola added, "They are oviparous," which means they are hatched after the egg is laid, rather than being live born. When asked what would happen to them, Marley said, They'd go live on a farm." Other lower elementary classes have been cycling through to see the eggs and chicks.

The chicks will stay at the school for the remainder of the academic year and then they will find a good home somewhere else. This is a great program that Mrs. Mickelson has run for multiple years. Students get some hands-on experience and interact with animals they might not otherwise be able to interact with. Great job Kindergarten class! Way to show great Demon PRIDE!


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