A 4H Extension program offered through the University of Missouri allowed St. Louis Unified School to rent an incubator and receive fertilized eggs to hatch. The students watched videos and tracked and documented their observations throughout the process.

The first of the 12 eggs hatched on day 21 and more hatched over the next two days. The chicks stayed in the incubator until fully dried. The students kept the chicks for two weeks, during which time they fed, held, and prayed over the chickens every day. The chickens were then given to a farm. The students have been able to see the progress of the chickens’ growth at the farm as well.