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Little Chicks' big adventure at school.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Queen of the chickens, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chirping

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    My chicks are 9 days old and thriving, so I decided they could survive a trip to the child care center where I work. I teach toddlers and twos. They were sooo excited to see the chicks. I was amazed at how gentle they were with them. One little girl giggled every time the baby chick touched her hand and said, "It tickles!" I also visited the preschool rooms with them. Those children were full of questions. Do they fly? Where do they sleep? Where are there beds? Why do you need a rooster to get baby chicks? (uh-oh!) I encourage you to offer to bring your chicks to a school or center near you. They will enjoy it and so will you!
     

  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Songster

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    So fun! I'm in school right now to be a preschool teacher and I recently took my service dog into one of the classrooms with me. The kids were so delighted to meet him, and when I told the teacher I had chickens too - she asked if I'd bring chicks in. I'm hatching some today just for the kids [and me] to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I used to take bunnies and chicks to visit at my kids' school, but the local school system got paranoid about animals of all kinds (yes, I know, there are allergies to think about - but I think the other kids are missing out big time). We have done Easter Egg hunts and other parties; I always make sure the bunnies I take are too young to sell at that time (to avoid the impulse buyer). There are a couple of toy stores that we do every year; the owner tells me she gets inquiries about the bunnies two months in advance. We get everything from teenagers to toddlers - controlled chaos, but I wouldn't miss it for anything.
     

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