Hi, I teach a 5th grade literacy program in a high poverty school in central Maine. Last year we raised 1 chick from an egg. He turned out to be a prize winning rooster we named Solo. He now belongs to a very happy to have him 10 year old boy. This year our town passed an ordinance permitting hens! Raising hens is the perfect way to combat the intense hunger I witness in my classroom. My kids love hard boiled eggs. Raising chickens from eggs teaches science and is a great forum for immersing literacy. It's also the perfect way to teach empathy and humane animal care. Please consider sharing my Donors Choice project as well as donating to a great program that will benefit these kids, their families, and the community at large. Here's more information and how you and others can get involved... http://www.donorschoose.org/project/henny-penny-the-adventures-of-chicken-h/826660/ PS - Chickens raised will be given to families who show the desire and need to have them. The kids and I will teach them how to do it.