Because it came up in another thread, and I thought it was an interesting topic, instead of hijacking the other- I'm starting this thread to find out how many of you BYC'ers home school your children and how you integrate it with lessons. I'll start by saying that the obvious lesson is the economics: cost of raising chickens vs. savings on the families food bill (eggs/meat). Another is the life cycle - we plan to try hatching soon. I'm uncertain exactly how, but I think health issues could also play in- i.e. organics, commercial farm practices, etc. and what exactly you are buying when you purchase eggs and meat at the supermarket. Homesteading is another issue I'd like to have the kids explore. I would love anyone else's input, suggestions, or experience with this-even if you do not home school. We are about to break for summer in a couple of weeks. However, my kids love helping to come up with future lesson plans, so I think this is one we can spend some time pondering over the summer and have ready by the time we 'officially' start back up. I'd be glad to share the lesson plans we come up with with anyone else.