We are four days from the chickens hatching, and this morning a different variety of chick arrived, uninvited.
It is a blackbird chick (we think) and it is a nestling. That means, it hasn't made feathers yet.
We found it on the concrete path this morning. It had a brother (or sister) which unfortunately, got stood on by a teacher.
We are attempting to keep this chick alive. it is in a nest from our Papatuanuku table and under the chick brooder to keep warm. We are feeding it kitten jellymeat and hard boiled egg with a paintbrush.
|WHAT A MOUTH!|
|The chick is under the chick brooder. it is a heated place designed to keep little chicks warm.|
|We mixed this jellymeat with egg.|
|We are using the Vimeo View to watch the chick. It was actually set up to watch the chickens hatch but it is being used for the baby blackbird first.|
|Here it is, asleep|
|This is the food.|
|The snakes heads are actually the lights and camera for the mimio view. It is connected to Ms Jones's computer and projected up onto the data screen. We can watch the action from anywhere in the classroom.|