Twins Sophia and Josh Culleton
There was great excitement in St. Brigids Primary School in Kildare town on Tuesday morning when the children arrived in to see some new arrivals to the school.
According to teacher Elishe Burke it was a long wait for the children in Senior Infants who had set the eggs in an incubator three weeks ago and had been counting down the days ever since.
“The wait was worth it in the end as 13 chicks hatched out on Tuesday and Wednesday,” she said.
“We were lucky to have a variety of eggs from different breeds of hens which gave us an assortment of different coloured chicks; yellow, black, grey and brown.”
The children in Senior Infants were delighted to see, rub and even hold the chicks and were very proud to see other classes throughout the school come to visit the chicks.
“ I saw chicks before at my Granny's house but we got to see these ones hatching which was really cool,” said one pupil Aoife
“They look so big now, much bigger than the eggs they hatched out of,” said Max.
While Maisie added “I wish we could keep them here forever.”
Isobell Kelly from second class is pictured below with the new chicks.