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Pupils in Abbeydale look after chicks but they are ready to fly coop

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

Pupils Darcie, Erin, Alfie, Sienna, with the chicks at Heron Primary School

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PUPILS at Heron Primary School in Abbeydale have been looking after baby chicks, but sadly today they will be saying goodbye to them.

The eggs arrived on Monday, March 24 from Living Eggs farm. Over the last few weeks, they watched as they hatched into nine cute chicks.

Elaine Neate, assistant headteacher, said: “The children have really enjoyed this marvellous experience, from seeing the first egg hatch to watching the chicks grow. “The children have been really excited and the chicks have encouraged much discussion and the pupils now have a greater understanding of life cycles and growth.”

Pupil Archie, five, said: “The first day the chick looked like a little tiny ball. On the next day it gets bigger and the next day it gets even bigger.”

Pupil Ella-Mai, four, said: “When the egg hatched, the chick was soggy, but then he got fluffy.”

The chicks will be rehoused on free range farms.

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  • agaga  |  April 03 2014, 7:57PM

    if they are hens they will be rehoused, if not........

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