Today is the day, we are putting our eggs in our incubaors! It is so exciting!. We have 36 eggs. Mrs. Koleno, Mrs. Rudolph, and Mrs. Brennan each have 7. We have 15 eggs in our classroom. 7 are under the camera and the other 8 are in an incubator that Mrs. Boldt borrowed from another Kindergarten teacher. We have 5 different kinds of eggs. The codes are as follows RR=Rhode Island Red, BLO=Black Orpington, A=Andalusion, WR=White Rock, and the eggs that are green in color with no writing are Americanas.
It will take 21 days for our eggs to hatch.
3/12/15 We are 9 days into hatching our eggs. Today we candled our eggs. Candling means to use a high powered light and see what is going on inside the egg. A candler looks like a small flashlight which is powered either by batteries or a plug-in cord.The most critical period of incubation during the development of the embryo is the first week so that is why we waited until today to take a look.
It was so exciting to see inside the egg.
We were able to see the blood vessels and the embryos's eye. It was so cool! We were also able to see eggs that did not have anything in them. Those eggs were not fertile and will not have a chick hatch so we took them out of the incubator and Mrs. Boldt got rid of them.
3/17/15 We were able to candle the eggs again today. The embryos have really grown. Some embryos were so big they filled up the whole space inside the egg. Some of the embryos were moving inside the eggs and it was really exciting to think a chick was going to come out of the egg. We also learned the
word oviparous this week, which means animals that lay eggs.
Mrs. Boldt could not believe how many animals we were able to identify that were oviparous.
3/20/15 We are so excited. Our chicks will begin to hatch as soon as we come back to school on Monday or maybe Tuesday. It will be very exciting in our classroom!Hopefully lots of other classrooms will be able to share in our excitement by looking at the webcam on Monday and Tuesday!