Egg to Chick

Brenham ISD Outdoor Education

Didn't have may eggs hatch?

That's ok - chicks are pretty fickle creatures under great circumstances.

In a classroom, even more so!


If you are interested in trying to figure out why, you may try candling the eggs with your students to see where development stopped.


  • Set up your document camera
  • Pull out a strong flashlight
  • Turn off the lights
  • Candle a few eggs to determine the egg's stage of development (this is a GREAT series of candling photos)
  • Brainstorm possible reasons for the low hatch rate with your kiddos.


HINT: If they all stopped at around the same day, check your records for any temperature fluxuations.

Have sick chicks?

Sick chicks should be removed to prevent healthy chicks from "pecking" on it.

If you aren't sure, let me know and I will come by to take a look. If needed, I can discreetly remove the chick to evaluate its health.


No reason to fret, this guy looks like a perfectly healthy chick!

Need a home for your flock?

  • Send me the number of chicks you have by lunchtime on Thursday.
  • Put on their little chick backpacks.
  • Have them ready to go by 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning.


They will then be picked up and delivered to Brenham Elementary.

(Thank you Ms. Kaldis for generously relocating our homeless chicks!)

I'm always here to help!