When we arrived at school on Wednesday, we noticed a small crack in one of the eggs. Some of the shell broke away, this is called ‘pipping’. They were using their ‘egg tooth’ to break out through the shell. We listened carefully, to try and hear the chicks cheeping.
When the chick hatched it looked very wet and soggy. The feathers are covered in ‘dander’. It takes about 12 hours for the dander to fall off and the chick to become fluffy.