Friday, March 13, 2015

Our Foster Chick Care Parents 2015

Our Foster Chick Care parents will be caring for these chick for about two weeks. They will share what they are learning and the pleasure of just caring for a new little life.  The chicks will return to go to local farm families.  We have a variety of brown egg laying breed chicks. The first challenge is to identify the breeds of chicks they have adopted!

 Can you guess by looking at the pictures? Don't get too distracted by the cute smiles of their foster parents.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Get Ready!

Ages 7 & up. Would you like to learn how to provide a foster home for three or more baby chicks? Before you can take a chick home, you and a parent must attend a chick care class to learn about the care of chicks and pass a test.  We have found that older students are able to take more responsibility and combine the experience with academic projects. 

10 students will have the chance to raise three chicks from March 10-22nd.  Registration begins at 8 AM on February 20th!  (Typically the program is full within 2 minutes after registration opens.)

Why is registration so limited? We have over 36 chicks to care for through this experience and have found it important to give each student quality supervision and guidance, for what could be, a once in a life time experience.

*** The Ducklings are returning!
We will be raising ducklings in Youth Services for the week of April 27th - May 2nd!  This will be a fun new addition to our Spring Eggstravaganza!

We will not be hatching chicks at the Library this year.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ducklings Take Their First Swim in Story Time at the Library!

The ducklings have been at the library all week and grown three times as big as the chicks!  Because of their love of water and splashing their water dish empty they are heading to the farm  by mid morning on Saturday! 
They have been a splashing success!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Email Update On Some Foster Chicks

Everything is going well-
the chick have lost most of their fur and have cute tails. 
We took them out a little- free range chickens

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Play House For Chicks

Today the chicks got to play in the playhouse we made for them! 
We made it out of shoe boxes.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chicks Loved the Sunshine This Weekend!

We are having fun with the chicks. Today we took them outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Biscuit, Muffin and Berry seemed to like it!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Chicks Go To School

Chickquille O'Neal, Tyson and Chicken Little met some first graders at PVE.

The chicks are really growing!

We love to watch them drink water. They put their heads back and gulp. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chick Journals begin!

Hubert Family - On Monday, April 21st, we started our chick adventure…we brought home 3 tiny baby chickens form the library.  They were 1 – 2 days old.  The girls started chick journals and are keeping a daily log…