Yes, you read that correctly! Mr. Pineda’s students learned how to pick up chicks last week! Students learned about incubators and how important they are when they studied the conservation of endangered species like California Condors and Whooping Cranes. Then, they had the chance to see how it’s really done, as the incubator was set with 40 Nankin Bantam eggs from Mr. Pineda’s farm. The chickens are used to help study genetics, anatomy, physiology, animal behavior, flight, ethics, and ecology. But, we don’t think the kids even notice how much they’re learning because the chicks are so much fun to play with….oops….we mean study!