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Piedmont welcomes baby chicks

The long awaited arrival of baby chicks finally has occurred in Piedmont Academy's fifth-grade classroom. The eggs were incubated for 21 days before the first chicks began to peck out of their shells. Twelve of the 24 eggs hatched from the incubator. As part of Georgia Agriculture Awareness, the students are taking care of the chicks. Then, students will use their classroom "behavior bucks" to bid on chicks. The highest bidder will be the proud owner of a new baby chick to take home. Students have already named the chicks and are making deals for the bidding. Some students are combining behavior bucks so they will have a better chance of winning. Pictured, left to right are Bridgette Phillips, Summer Collins, Levi Ford and Matti Smith.