The kids at Castle Rock Elementary school in Castella compare life cycles every year by hatching a variety of animals including butterflies, frogs, quail, salmon, trout, and chickens. This year was especially interesting when they incubated and hatched an emu.

It was a long wait because an emu egg takes 55 days to develop. Nobody was certain if the egg would finally hatch, but after exactly 55 days Tina the emu finally emerged from her giant green egg!

Next the students are hoping to incubate and hatch some peafowl eggs.