Tiny arrivals have been ruffling feathers at a school in Blyth as part of a science project.
Nine chicks have hatched at Bede Academy in a project designed to help students appreciate the wonders of nature.
One little chick had to be sent away to hospital for splints after its legs splayed while the remaining eight have adopted celebrity status with countless students wanting to see them.
Pupils have also come up with names for the new arrivals, including Kanye Nest, Eggward and Chick Norris.
Head of science at Bede Academy, Dr Craig Sams, said the project had generated a barrage of questions.
“We set up a webcam so we didn’t miss the moment when the first chicks began to hatch and ever since the interest from students and staff has been phenomenal,” he said.
“It really has been successful in stimulating a massive interest in science across all year groups because the chicks help students relate their studies to the life around them and give them greater understanding of things we often take for granted.”