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(Phot Courtesy of Jeremy Fontelar) Allison Kephart and Margret Esguerra with the baby chicks in their first days.
(Photo Courtesy of Allison Kephart) The baby chicks on their arrival day.

By: Max Escajadillo

The Oceana garden starts the New Year with new projects and a batch of new baby chicks.

Garden advisory is happy to announce that 25 baby chicks arrived on Thursday, January 17 in the office and are staying with Ryan and Ms. Hughes for proper care.  The baby chicks are only available to the Garden Advisory and Green Club for now to maintain their health, but after a few weeks regular students will be able to visit and see them in their little home. The baby chicks are staying in Ryan’s room and are living on a brooder where food and water is provided for them so they can stay healthy. 

 

(Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Fontelar) Allison Kephart and Margret Esguerra with the baby chicks in their first days.
(Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Fontelar) Allison Kephart and Margret Esguerra with the baby chicks in their first days.

Unfortunately, the baby chicks are fragile animals so people must take extra care of them for their survival. It’s estimated that about half of the baby chicks will die in their first days due to sickness and other means. The baby chicks will be taken care of by the Garden Advisory for six weeks and after that the chicks will be transferred to the garden where they will live in a chicken tractor and contribute to the Garden Advisory and Cooking class by laying eggs for them.

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