The school where I work has a pretty nice coop that was built for them and now we are thinking about how to populate it. Somehow I got placed in charge of this project, even though I am the technology supervisor, I am now the chicken lady too. This wasn't my idea... What I am wondering is if anyone can share experiences with me regarding incubating eggs in a classroom and how that worked, and what do you do with them after they hatch? Has anyone raised chicks at a school? I don't know what I will do for weekend care for the chicks or how to keep them warm, safely. I just burned down my chicken shed with a light so I am very light shy right now. They have said they all roos will be re-homed, they want about 10 hens when all is said and done. They also think that 1st graders are old enough to care for the chickens once they are moved into the coop. Does anyone other than me think that they are too young? Let me hear all the stories, good and bad. I know there must be some members with school experience with chickens. Thanks for all the help.