Spring Incubation Projectchick2

This spring, the library partnered with the Darien Dragons 4-H Club for an incubation project with two dozen White Leghorn eggs. Only a small percentage of eggs were expected to hatch, but unfortunately, none of the eggs in this year’s project hatched. Although the project did not turn out as expected, it still provided a unique educational opportunity for students and the community to learn more about incubation, eggs, and chickens.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch?
A: It takes around 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch.

Q: What do you call a baby chicken?
A: A baby chicken is called a chick. It can also be called a pullet (young hen) or a cockerel (young rooster).

Q: What do you call a group of chickens?
A: A group of chickens is called a flock. A group of baby chicks is called a clutch or a peep. A group of hens is called a brood.

 

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