Peep into the Youth Services area and you will find 14 one day old chicks and 25 eggs getting ready to hatch.
Boone County Extension Educator Doug Akers set up the incubator and eggs this morning. Eggs stay in the incubator 21 days before hatching, which means that most of the eggs will hatch Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. It is always EGG-CITING to watch a chick work itself out of the egg, and quite EGGS-hausting as well!
If you don’t want to miss any of the excitement you can view chicks from home by visiting our website and clicking on the “Watch us Hatch” banner. After all of the eggs have hatched, the webcam will move to the live baby chicks.
Some of the chicks will be at the Library all week so patrons can watch them grow. Others will go home with our 12 foster families for two weeks. Foster families came Sunday to learn how to care for the baby chicks.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this amazing program!