Saturday, April 23, 2011
Chick Study Day Three
We finished the last two lessons about chicken from Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock:
Lesson 6: Feet
-The functions of feet
-Chicken are fast runners (didn't know that!)
-Compare chicken's feet with duck's feet.
Lesson 7: Chicken ways
- Chicken communicate through different way of clucking, cheeping, peeping, etc - Never realized that! I thought they just keep clucking away without reason instead different way of clucking has different meaning!
Besides using the handbook, I also found some interesting things from the net and I decided to make them into part of our Chicken study. Today, we look at some of the different breeds of chicken - there are over 100 breeds!
We also study a little bit about egg today, we will continue this the next lesson and that led me to my GREAT DISCOVERY- I discovered yesterday through internet researching, hen doesn't need rooster to have eggs! It is just that the egg she has without a rooster is unfertilized egg and will never hatched!!!! Eggs that we buy from stores are mostly unfertilized eggs! I never know that! And almost everyone I talked to, never knew that either!
We put some of these info in a page:
Inside the little yellow chick ("Growing Up") we include the following info:
- Chick grow a comb at about 3 weeks old, in other words, Chicka Chicka and Boom Boom are not yet 3 weeks old;
-Chick usually considered fully grown by 6 months old;
- Hen starts laying egg at about 18-20 weeks old;
-She lays 1 egg at a time
-She can lay egg every 24-26 hours.
I also printed out 4 short stories about chicken and let Den read to me one story a day. I get a lot of this idea from lapbook page at http://www.homeschoolshare.com/chicken.php but I decided not making a lapbook, just make some note pages and I will stable them together when we are done.