Chick Watch

At lunch today Mrs Timmis and I received a special delivery into school.

We now have a variety of 45 eggs incubating which hopefully in a couple of weeks will hatch into chicks. We plan to set up a web cam so that you will be able to watch the chicks during the evening and weekend.

On Monday (26th) Mrs Timmis and I had to candle the eggs.  We used a special light to look inside the eggs and see if a chick has begun to grow.  We have 30 eggs that we hope will be hatching next week.

It appears we have had a special egg arrive in our incubator



Chick Cam

Ecton Brook have the incubator on site this year and pupils can log in to the live web cam in the evenings to watch the chicks hatching. Log on by going to

ID: ectonbrook

Password: 409608chicks

Once signed in the password is chicks.

You can also download the appSmartCam app.

Wednesday 6th May

Our first chick hatched this morning at 7:30am.



We now have 9 Chicks with more due to hatch today.

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The total is now 12 chicks


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The Chicks are going back to the farm tomorrow we have really enjoyed having them in school.

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14 thoughts on “Chick Watch

  1. wow! that is amazing I am excited to see the pictures of the chicks.
    I hope it hatches peacefully. They’re gonna be sooooo cute !!!! 🙂

  2. I cant believe we actually have chicken eggs in our school. Earlier me and some other people went down to the incubator and 2 had already been hatched. Later on that day we went down again and one was hatching, there was a note on the side with a I pod there and the note said if any eggs are hatching please take a video. We saw a egg hatching a bit later on and we started to film it. It was amazing. Now there are 3 chickens that have hatched.

  3. I love doing work listening to these cheeky chaps chirping! They have won our hearts completely and a big THANK YOU to all those who carefully looked after them and made sure the incubator was working.

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