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21 Days Later: W-M students count chicks


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TWO TURKENS hatched in the fourth grade class of Kathy Makela at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 school in Wakefield. The class successfully hatched 15 chicks and adopted another that was rejected by its mother. As of Thursday, the class only had three chicks left after the students' families adopted 13 of the chicks.


WAKEFIELD - Wakefield-Marenisco fourth grade students started with 32 eggs, donated by Karen Kangas from her hens. The class used an incubator donated by Bob Genisot, Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District agriculture instructor. According to, they only had to wait 21 days for the chicks to cluck forth.

From those 32 eggs, 15 healthy chicks sprouted, and a 16th chick was adopted by the class when Kangas brought it in as an orphan after its mother rejected it.

Kathy Makela said the class is down to three chicks after...

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