Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Updates from the Foster Families!

The our family loves our babies! They are so fun. He cleans the crate 3-4 times a day. 

I am blown away by his commitment to take care of these babies and his leadership in teaching others. 

He has been keeping a small journal/scrapbook that he will share.

They seem to get bigger every single day as well as more vocal and active!

The best part of having chicks is getting to play with them. The hardest part is having to clean up poop and trying not to step on their poop when we let them out to play.

I am surprised that they don't peep as loud as I thought they would and they don't sleep as much as we thought they would. I am also surprised that we can tell them apart by the type of fuzz they have. 

I've learned that they can be messy and curious. The funniest thing I saw them do was play "soccer" with a bug they found. Then they are it! 

Here are some pictures of Lemonade, Eagle Sparrow, and Power Patch.






 Going great! What a wonderful experience! Wish even more kids could experience the 1st hand cuteness! The learning of how they gurgle-drink & fall asleep while standing & "cat-nap" is all interesting!

Thanks for your work invested into this awesome project. We feel very lucky to participate!

Updates from our Foster Chick Parents!

My Chicks are doing great! 

I love how they drink and scoop up the water with their mouths. I also think I know why people go through food so fast. When the chicks are eating they spill half of their food onto the ground, then when the person goes to clean the cage they pick up the food. After that the food dish is looks sort of empty so they fill it back up. 

I like to watch the chicks run around on the floor while my cat is watching them, trying to figure out what they are. I love when one of us ( my sisters and I ) get up to clean the cage, they all run and fly to follow us. Then we have a whole party of, get the chicks! I just have one concern. 

One of the chicks is getting pecked at and we did not put any nail polish or anything on her.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Chick Care Parents 2016



The best part of having chicks is getting to play with them. The hardest part is having to clean up poop and trying not to step on their poop when we let them out to play.

I am surprised that they don't peep as loud as I thought they would and they dont sleep as much as we thought they would. I am also surprised that we can tell them apart by the type of fuzz they have.

I've learned that they can be messy and curious. The funniest thing I saw them do was play "soccer" with a bug they found. Then they are it!

Here are some pictures of Lemonade, Eagle Sparrow, and Power Patch.

We will see you Thursday with our chicks!
Going great! What a wonderful experience! Wish  even more kids could experience the 1st hand cuteness! The learning of how they gurgle-drink & fall asleep while standing & "cat-nap" is all interesting! Thanks for your work invested into this awesome project. We feel very lucky to participate!




All 4 of our chicks are doing well, even the runt.  They seem happy.  We have had to clear off some vents, and the one larger umbilical cord fell off today.  So far, so good!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chicks were shipped from Iowa in the mail! 2 Days!
30 "Reds" from Murray McMurray Hatchery

"I like it at the Library! I'm ready for you to read to me! Peep Peep"


The chicks first official meal and drink of water.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Foster Chick Care 2016! Chicks due next week!

Chick Care Training 2016!
The kits were passed out and 10 families are ready to receive chicks next week.

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.