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May 21, 2002
Hello, World! All Chicks Hatched
Crane #18 gets checked for dehydration,
1 day old
Crane #7, 25 days old
Today the 18th and final egg hatched. The HY2002 flock is complete!
Newly hatched chicks are weighed daily the first 7 days. That's how the biologists
make sure they're not growing too fast, which results in their legs going out from
under them. They can't survive if that happens. Dehydration is also a danger. In
this photo the vet checks one-day-old Crane #18 for dehydration. The vet gently pinches
the skin on the hock and then releases it. If the skin stays pinched, it is a sign
that the chick needs more fluids. If the skin bounces back to its normal state, it
means the chick's fluid levels are fine.
Try This! Journaling Questions
- What is the age range of the HY2002 flock? (Look at the chart (URL below) to
find all hatch dates. The age range is the number of days between the first hatching
and the final hatching.) Which chicks are the same ages? What are some reasons why
the project leaders pay close attention to the age range of the chicks?
- Look at the garb of the veterinarians and handlers in the photo. Why are they
dressed like this?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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