Finally joined!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SEichman, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. SEichman

    SEichman New Egg

    Feb 8, 2016
    Quaker Hill, CT
    I am a special education teacher at Waterford Country School in Quaker Hill, CT. I have been hatching chickens with my classes for about six years. We are planning our hatch for this year. This project keeps growing. I work with students with emotional issues and animals are always a good way to connect. Every year we look for eggs from different places. The larger the variety the more exciting. We have hatched chickens and ducks. We have a farm on our campus. Some chickens go down to the farm, others have found homes in our community and with other staff. It is always exciting! I am always trolling BYC and other sites for information and finally joined. This is my favorite time of year.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    What a wonderful project for you and the students to work on! Kids and animals just seem to go together. Good luck on this year's hatch.

    Thank you for joining us and let us know how things work out!
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    We never had anything neat like that when we were in school. Of course growing up in Chicago in the '50's we didn't learn about any animals [​IMG]. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - we are glad to have you onboard with us! Sounds like a great project, and maybe you could connect with other BYC members in your area (search your state thread) - you never know, they may be able to help out with a school visit, or some eggs, or anything else that you feel may enrich your students' learning experience.

    All the best
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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