This spring we were lucky enough to have a friend give us her old incubator... and we had a few other friends who were nice enough to give us some eggs to hatch! Not that I don't have enough eggs of my own but I really wanted to add some new breeds to our little flock! We are trying to hatch out two barred rock, three Araucana, and one that is a Heinz 57...
or a cross between two of our favorite chickens... our Ameraucana rooster (Cabela) and our leghorn hen (Daisy)
I'll be anxious to see how that chick turns out! :)
To gear up for this experience, we've been reading every book about chickens and eggs that we can get our hands on. Our library has been WONDERFUL for this research!!
These three have been favorites so far but we still have a stack to go! :)
In addition to all the reading we've been doing, we are also working on a Chicken Lapbook at Homeschool Share! It is GREAT and the girls are really enjoying it!! It is even giving J good practice looking up Bible scriptures that mention a rooster crowing! This lapbook is definitely a win win!
Life cycle of a chicken Lots of printable pictures!!!
More pictures to come... you can be sure!!