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onlyme14
Jan 2019 11 15:29

Re: Happy Chicks

Thank you all for responses
It does sound like a good project for the children but there are the down sides of if any die and where they go after [Neutral.png]

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Jan 2019 11 15:54

Re: Happy Chicks

we have them annually, or should I say "they". the school has it's own kit- incubator, heat lamp, feeders etc. We have also set up a webcam in the past to record the hatching. We have also had a funeral with all the trimmings!! they have to learn this. We also have parents/staff take them home- finally, they usually get rehomed. Ducklings are also interesting. [Like.png]

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Jan 2019 11 16:53

Re: Happy Chicks

We have chickens on site. Did have chickens and ducks but let the ducks go as the mess was unbelievable. The chickens are Harry Meghan, Elizabeth and Charlotte (see a theme? And yes Harry is female). They are fed daily by the forest school children, who also clean them out. The Children dig for worms and forage for greens to feed them. We do have a problem with rats but can't say it's increased any more and when I go and feed at weekend my dog goes mad near the hen house and shed. The downside is the weekend feeding. I feed them up late Friday and go early Sunday. Built a large watering system so they always have fresh water. Holidays is covered by a few members of staff on a rota basis, but to be honest I don't mind feeding as I live very close to the school and loads of eggs for me [Big grin.png]

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Jan 2019 11 20:17

Re: Happy Chicks

We raised some chic’s a few years back, was nice for the children and I did get roped in plus don’t forget you’ll need an RA.

The staff asked me who collected the chic’s?
I told them a KFC van collected them… [Big grin.png]
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Jan 2019 12 20:08

Re: Happy Chicks

Nice, we have a couple of dozen chickens here, sometimes the kids scare them while others find it's thereputic to feed them and collect eggs. We also have 2 ponies, 2 goats ducks and swans in our pond. In between B Block and A block, we also have a koi pond too
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Jan 2019 12 20:22

Re: Happy Chicks

I have chickens in my school kids feed them every morning and look after them .
I fill a feeding tray up on Friday night to last them till Monday. The downside is getting someone to look after them when I go on holiday

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Jan 2019 14 09:00

Re: Happy Chicks

go through a company who do this sort of thing don't take it on yourself.

we went through a company who supplied everything and took it back including the chicks when it was done with after a couple of weeks. in terms of cleaning the teacher organising it was responsible
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