Friday, January 11, 2013

Peacocks, Piglets and Ostrich Eggs

During the summer break from school Mrs McKenzie spent a few days on a farm.
Some of the animals there were peacocks, an ostrich and some kune kune pigs. 
These animals get to roam around the farm paddocks and they often come up to the house to visit, especially if they think there are vegetable scraps to be had!
Kune kune pigs are friendly and intelligent, and they like to be around people. They make good pets.

The ostrich had laid eggs, which we found in some funny places.

Here is an ostrich egg next to a hen's egg!

Do you know any facts about ostriches, peacocks or pigs?
What did you do during your break from school?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mrs McKenzie and B4,
    Those are awesome eggs! What a size! The biggest eggs we see are goose eggs, but they are tiny in comparison to ostrich eggs. What do you do with the eggs? I bet you can make a lot of omelette with that! Do you eat them and use them in cooking?
    We've been writing about imaginary animals this week in A Room with a View, and one of the animals was a happy hairy hog! He's a bit like your Kune Kune I think!
    I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays. We made igloos and snowmen at playtime today - over on the other side of the world!
    Mrs Monaghan