Chicken Hatching!

Watching chickens hatch out of their small cramped living space can be a fascinating thing to watch. We received our chicken eggs 22 days ago from one of our Teacher’s friend here at Montessori Day!

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As a class we counted down the days until the eggs were to hatch as the excitement bubbled. Our class was able to watch one of eggs hatch after lunch one day and the other two hatched during the evening while the children were at home. We talked how important it was, now that the baby chickens have hatched, to keep a quiet and peaceful environment for them. We noticed that when we get especially quite the chickens seem to chirp chirp even louder. We are so excited to experience the new chickens as they grow. Please ask your child if they have seen the chickens yet and what have they learned so far?

Did you know?

  • The most eggs laid by a chicken in one day is seven.
  • The greatest number of recorded yolks in one egg was 9.
  • Some breeds of chickens are very talented – they can lay colored eggs in shades of blue and green such as the Ameraucana and Araucana chickens.
  • Chickens have over 200 distinct noises they can make for communicating.
  • The chicken is believed to be the closest living relative to the T-Rex.
  • Chickens can travel 9 miles an hour in a combination of running, jumping and flapping.
  • When there is no rooster in a flock of hens one hen will take over the job, crow and stop laying eggs.
  • In Roman times, the expression “You were raised by a hen”, was a compliment as a chicken makes a great mother.