I can't lie...I'm no farmer! Luckily though, I have moved home & I know people...as in people who are related to me, as in an EXPERT birdman, who loves me so much he'd never tell me (or 26 5-6 yr. olds) "No!!"
So what's a girl to do? Call her UNCLE!! I am so indebted to my Uncle Perry - he's such a great man! He walked me through all things bird after school on Friday, April 15th. I felt confident walking out of his house at 11pm, "Yup. I can do this thing!"
AND I DID!
I have that incubator at 100 degrees, humidity between 65-70% & we're on Day 2!
The kiddos were STOKED!
Here's some proof:
Along with the 12 chicken eggs I received from my Donors Choose grant, I also got 5 more from my uncle (he has bird friends!). So I am pretty sure we'll have a successful hatching in Room #204 in about 20 days.
And, I think I'm MORE excited than the 5-6 yr. olds! I don't sleep at night, worrying about if my "bird babies are too warm, or too cold...if they're moist or dry." I come in at 8:20am & the first thing I do is check the temp. & humidity %. Is that cray-cray?
PROBS - but oh well!
My afore mentioned Uncle Perry aka "The Birdman" is scheduled to be a guest speaker too, in May! He's taking time off work to come in, teach my kiddos about homing/racing pigeons, and do some fun activities with them. I will post again about his presentation, but I am LOOKING FORWARD TO IT IMMENSELY!
Hope you are having as wonderful a spring as we are,