Friday, April 27, 2012

Foster Family Chick Care

Many families have inquired about the Foster Chick care Program this week. Each year, twelve families get the opportunity to take chicks home and care for them. Foster Families must go through a training session to learn to care for chicks. Fostering chicks is an exciting and unique program, but we must keep the number of Foster Families limited so that we can ensure that the chicks get proper care.

Foster Families have their work cut out for them—chicks may be cute, but they sure are messy! And since they are babies, they need a lot of attention, love and exercise. Families must keep the food and water ready for the chicks at all times because they always eat! They also have to keep the cages clean and comfortable for the chicks.

Foster families keep a journal while they care for the chicks and then present their experience to fellow families at the end of the program. If you want a glimpse of what the foster families are doing, check out their Chick Blog.
P.S. We will begin hatching eggs on Monday, April 30.  If you can't make it to the Library, you can visit our website and watch via our webcam!

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