Archbishop Damiano School Hatching News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe have successfully hatched 20 chicks.  19 are very healthy.  Our last little chick was born with deformed feet.  Fortunately, we have some amazing physical therapists on our school staff who have been using pipe cleaners as splints to help this little chick.  He seems to be doing very well.

Quail Overload

Our quail began hatching on Saturday afternoon.  By Sunday afternoon, the majority had hatched but we continued to have a few stragglers hatch until Tuesday afternoon.  Out of the 120 eggs, we ended up with 106 viable eggs after candling.  We hatched a total of 94 quail and have lost 2 so far.  The brooder is full and everyone seems very happy.  My third graders are busy grinding food with a mortar and pestle in between their normal assignments.  I hope everyone is having success with the project.