chick hatching from shellThank You!

Dear Students,

This year's hatch was an interrupted one and we are disappointed that we could not give students the full experience of the Embryology Project. 

Next year, we will be hatching again! 

Love, Ms. Vibbert

question about chickenToday's Q & A

Question: How tall are baby chicks?

Answer: I have saved this question until today so that I wouldn't have to guess the answer or rely on someone else's evidence. I measured our chicks with one of my favorite rulers. If you look closely you'll see Feathers showing us that he is 4 1/2 inches tall.

chick being measured by ruler

Questions were submitted by students prior to leaving school. If you have a question please email me at I'm also using the hashtag #PWCSHatch to track our process and I'll see questions that use that same hashtag.



Science and Activities

You can make an Egg Development Wheel to keep track of the rest of the chick's progress as it grows inside its shell. 

You can color the wheel, cut out the pieces and use a paper fastener to keep the wheel together. You might need help from a grownup with some of the detailed cutting. 


Livestream and Video

Today's video

Video recorded on Wednesday, Day 22 of incubation. 

Video transcript: Good morning roadrunners! Just in the last half hour Feathers hatched, right there on the left. Feathers from Egg C. Just two minutes ago, Egg G hatched. Hmm... gonna need a good name. Maybe Georgette. Feathers and Georgette. Hatching is hard work so it requires a lot of naps, but birds are social creatures and they like to get moving quickly.

Livestream Link This link is for an app in Microsoft Office 365 to watch the live stream feed of two incubators. Students and Staff will need to use their logins to access the live videos. The livestream feed will not run too much for the next two weeks because incubation is very boring. But beginning on March 29th we will try to run the livestream feed as often as possible to capture the hatching experience.

The Numbers

120 eggs.
11 incubators.
10 homes throughout the county. 
Set in incubators on March 10th
Predicted to hatch on March 30th through April 2nd

Incubator Looking Good
 Removed from Incubator
Mrs. Benitez's Eggs
 8  3  2
Mrs. Galvan's Eggs
 11  1  
Mrs. Huntington's Eggs
 10  1  2 (with 3 working on it!)
Mrs. Keenley's Eggs
 9  maybe 3?
Mrs. Laramie's Eggs
 6  1  1
Ms. Loach's Eggs
 5  2  5
Ms. McKenzie's Eggs
 8  4  2
Mrs. Perkins' Eggs
 5    1
Ms. Ramirez's Eggs
Ms. Shaner's Eggs
Ms. Vibbert's Eggs
 8  3  4