Hatching chicks at school

chicks

At Jessica’s school, where I am a governor and Laura works, they’ve got an incubator of eggs from Living Eggs, so that the school can watch as they hatch into chicks.

On Monday I got a text from Laura wondering if it would be possible to set up a webcam to watch them hatch.  We happened to have a wireless webcam that wasn’t being used so that evening I got it out to make sure it was working and configured it with an FTP server to upload photos every minute and if there was motion detected.

The next day I took the webcam into school and got it set up with the help of James who looks after the school computers and network. You can see the latest pictures from the webcam on the school website.

In the early hours of this morning the first egg hatched: