Hat­tie Hen

THE AD­VEN­TURES OF POPPY AND GE­ORGE - PART 75 Fluffy Chicks

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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!”

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