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Duck Update

The ducks are enjoying their new home at the farm with some other ducks and chickens. Please visit our Facebook page to view a photo.

Butterflies

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Some classrooms released their butterflies today. This picture is of a butterfly before it flew away.

Update on our Caterpillars

All of our caterpillars are in chrysalis. We are so excited for them to emerge.

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Caterpillars: One Week Old

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Wow! Look how much they have grown after only one week.

Caterpillars!

 

On Friday, June 17th, caterpillars arrived! Many of the classrooms will be learning about their incredible metamorphic transformation as they observe their caterpillars grow and change each day.caterpillars day 1

 

Ducklings’ First Long Weekend

Quackers, Cookie, Peep and Fluff had a wonderful Memorial holiday weekend at Kim’s house. They enjoyed being together outside all weekend, and swimming in the pool in the sunshine. Next weekend they will be going to their new home at Sakonnet Farm.

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Our Ducklings Are Here!

On Monday, May 28th 4 of our 5 eggs hatched. Everyone had an opportunity to post and vote for their favorite duckling name on Facebook. The ducklings’ names are: Sir-Fluffs-A-Lot (back left), Peep (front left), Quackers and Milk (front right), and Cookies & cReem (this is not a typo, this duck is named after one of the owners of the school, Reem) (back right).

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Three more days to go!

Three more days to go! Today we removed the egg turning ring from the incubator, so the ducklings can move freely inside their shells. We were so excited to see the eggs rolling and shaking. Looks like we are going to have some very active ducklings! Feel free to visit our Facebook page for a photo.

Candling the Eggs on the 16th Day of Incubation

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We are a little over half way to our hatch date. We cannot believe how big the duckling embryos are becoming. Sadly, we discovered that two of the eggs were not fertilized. There are 5 eggs remaining in the incubator.  The breeds of the duck eggs are: Pekin, Blue Swedish, Welsh Harlequin, Cayuga and White Crested.

 

Candling the Eggs, Let’s See What Is Inside

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Candling the eggs is a great way to see if the eggs are fertilized. On the 7th day of incubation a fertilized egg that is placed over a bright light will show the appearance of veins and a teeny-tiny embryo.