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.