THE ADVENTURES OF POPPY AND GEORGE - PART 75 Fluffy Chicks
For younger readers
Mum and Dad had come to the school to see the newly-hatched chicks.
“They’re so sweet!” said Mum. “Are they friendly?”
“Yes, they’ve got used to us picking them up,” said Poppy, “but we’re only allowed to touch them if a teacher is with us.”
“We have to be careful not to scare them by being noisy or excitable,” said George, “because if they get nervous it could make them ill.”
“That’s why we only let a few parents in at a time,” explained Mr Roberts, Poppy’s teacher. “Everyone wants to see the chicks, but a crowd might frighten them.”
“How do they manage without a hen to look after them?” asked Dad.
“They go under that heater to get warm,” said Poppy. “They seem to know what they need to do.”
“But they’re very messy,” said George. “They poo in their food and water, then spill it everywhere.”
“We have to make sure they’re kept clean and dry,” said Poppy, “because germs can easily grow when it’s warm and damp.”
“Well you’re doing a brilliant job,” smiled Mum. “These chicks look really healthy and happy!”