Merritt Library Chicks: Where are they now?

One year ago, the Merritt Library hatched our first chick! The chick hatching program got a lot of love online and at the library branch, so we wanted to celebrate their birthday with you. Let’s take a trip back through the program (and enjoy cute chick pictures) before we answer the question: Where are they now?

385 Days Ago…

On April 5th last year, we started counting down the days. The incubator and eggs came from Ros, one of our staff at the Merritt Library.

366 Days Ago…

On April 24th, our first chick hatched and was soon joined by her sisters. Here you can see them safely tucked in the incubator to stay warm until they dry off. They may not be exactly cute yet, but we immediately fell in love.

365 Days Ago…

By the next afternoon, we had healthy, surprisingly loud chicks peeping away. They were so fluffy!

335 Days Ago…

About a week later the chicks went home with Ros. When they were a month old, she sent us a picture of our awkward teenagers! Just look at them.

Now…

Today, we can share with you a picture of the grown chickens celebrating their first birthday at home with family. Look at those feathers! We’re so happy to see they grew up to be so beautiful. We wish they could come into the library for a visit, but that’s not a good idea now that they’re adults.

Thank you to everyone for giving our chicks such a warm welcome and for helping to make our first chick hatching program a success! We’re hoping to hatch more chicks later this summer, so watch here and on Facebook for more information.

Special thank you to local student Julia, who used the chicks for a photography project and graciously allowed us to use the photos.