On April 19th the Amarillo Campus started their annual Chick Hatching Program with eggs being placed in an incubator for 21 days. As good custodians of these precious eggs, the incubator ensured the perfect temperature and constant humidity so the chicks would have the ideal environment for hatching.
On Tuesday, May 9th the first chick pecked a small hole in its shell. After some rest, the first chick continued to peck the hole and freed itself from the shell. By the end of the day on May 11th the students were delighted to have all 12 baby chicks hatch! The students were able to visit and hold the new chicks before the chicks were returned to the farm.