As part of the National Science Week theme ‘Growth’, we have been incubating seven Indian Runner duck eggs. After 7 days we could ‘candle’ the eggs and check if they were developing. 7B2 and the Y11 Triple Scientists were able to tell that 1 egg wasn’t fertilised and we discussed how this happens. The ducklings are due to hatch on Thursday 31 March – we will share more photos then! – Miss Hall
The eggs came from a local charity, @hatchingforschoolswiltshire. They rescue chickens, ducks and other small animals. They are then sold on or kept at the families own farm. In the meantime they will go home with Mrs Hall so they won’t be alone.