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Chicks and Teaching Responsibility

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love chicks for teaching responsibility in children. My 8 and 6 year old children are now responsible for feeding, watering (with my help), and checking on our 200 pullet flock we are raising for sale as POL pullets. I have agreed to pay them each $0.75 per pullet if they care for the birds everyday to my satisfaction. Now they have a lesson in Capitalism, Responsibility, and Animal Husbandry.

    Jim
     
  2. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I have a job....hahahaha

    Glad to see kids getting involved (even if the $$ did help a little). Hope they have a wonderful time with the babies.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I think that's a great idea. Your kids will have a great sense of pride during the process, and then when they get their salary when the pullets are sold! I bet they brag about it at school. Good job.
     

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