Spring is right around the corner, which also means the arrival of warm weather, longer days and, of course, baby animals.
Enjoy a front-row seat to some of these adorable critters’ entrance into the world thanks to Oregon State University Extension Service’s chicken livestream.
The livestream will document a group of chicks as they hatch. The expected hatch date is March 14, and the cameras will remain on until March 16.
This is the 10th year the OSU Extension Office in Astoria has live streamed chicks hatching. Since the livestream launched in 2014, more than 83,000 people across the world have tuned in, university officials said.
The eggs were placed in incubators February 21. Once the chicks hatch, they will move from the incubator to a brooding pen until they can regulate their body temperatures.
The cameras will show the incubators and brooding pen until the chicks are ready to go home with Extension 4-H members who will care for them and show them at county and state fairs, officials said.
To watch the livestream, go to extension.oregonstate.edu.
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