This semester Ms. Cooper's BSAA class has been studying a chick embryology unit. As of today we have 25 hatched chicks which is about a 75% success rate. They were in the incubator for 21 days before they hatched. All of these eggs must have been fertilized by a rooster in order to develop into a chick (the eggs you purchase from the grocery store will not develop into chicks). As the chicks grow up, they will develop feathers and the BSAA class will be studying animal behavior by observing their pecking order. The fertile eggs were donated by Lori Critchelow and will go back to her sister's farm in about a week or so. The rest of the students in the school are enjoying interacting with the chicks as well, because many of our students may not have the opportunity to handle livestock.