Our new school yard chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maggies Pop, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Maggies Pop

    Maggies Pop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just went and picked up our new addition to our school yard! I am so excited about this program....the kids are too! I have them in the brooder at my house and tomorrow morning I will set them up in class. We got two Buckeye's, 2 Polish and 2 EE's. The EE's are about 3 wks old and the Buckeye's and Polish are 2 days old.

    I feel so blessed to be able to bring chickens to our school and I am confident they will be educational as well as fun in more ways that I can possibly imagine!
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like fun! Lucky kids [​IMG]
     
  3. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like fun as well as being educational. I'd be careful about the age difference, though. You might give the wee ones a chance to grow a bit before putting them in with the older ones. Chicks grow amazingly fast.
     
  4. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  5. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How fun!!!
     
  6. kab

    kab Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like so much fun for not only you but also the children.. There just isn't many things cuter than a baby chick! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Maggies Pop

    Maggies Pop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks friends!
    It's been a lot of fun. Each class adopted 2 chicks (we have combined classes), named them and had lot's of questions. It's been a fun few days, that's for sure! And the chicks are handling it pretty well. We had a no holding rule this first week so the chicks to get acclimated to their new surroundings. We will gently introduce them this week...hope everything goes well. [​IMG]
     
  9. MomKat

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    Wow! Lucky students and teacher! What grade do you teach? I teach 4th, and I would love to introduce something like this to my kids!
     
  10. Maggies Pop

    Maggies Pop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi MomKat--you should look into it. I was incredibly surprised how easy it was to get the ok. I thought it would be tough.

    I don't actually teach. I am the President of the School Board and the Garden Director (which includes the chicks!). I am there enough to be put on the payroll though and probably more than some of the full time employees! lol My daughter is in 1st grade, she is in a combined K/1 class. I spend a lot of time there doing my duties and volunteering. [​IMG]

    The Sept issue of Hobby Home has a nice article about chickens and classrooms. You should check it out. And if you get serious about wanting to do this, feel free to message me (or email me [email protected]) I will give you whatever info I have to help! [​IMG]
     

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