ChickQuest: Let's Learn about Life
They are fluffy, they are cute, and they are part of the food system.
If you have never hatched an egg, it is not a terribly difficult process if you have the right equipment.
One dozen fertilized eggs (not the eggs from the grocery store) are placed in a 100° incubator for 21 days. Around the 21st day the small chicks make their first pip and find their way out of the shell.
After a few days in the school with their temporary parents, chicks are donated to 4-H families in the region.