Well its been a long time coming, after the tumultuous last few years, but we are finally able to incubate eggs with our friends at Angel Court. We love working with Equal Arts and Henpower, with them we are committed to bringing together the children, older people and hen-keeping to combat loneliness and depression and improve wellbeing. Jos, our Henpower friend, came into school to show the children how to set up the incubators and keep the eggs safe once they are inside. We’ve chosen a wide variety of breeds that lay some beautifully colourful eggs. The children were incredibly careful when handling and had lots of questions.
Then Miss Rowe took a small group of hen “eggsperts” to Angel Court so they could show the residents how to do it too. Such an exciting time. On the following Tuesdays we will “candle” the eggs to check if they are fertile. Any that are not will be removed. They will be candled again each week to check growth. We should be able to hear some of them pipping soon. After 21 days of incubation with eggs will start to hatch. So watch this space for updates.