Chicken Watch

Keep up to date with our chicken news!

Eggs-citingly we have just adopted some ex-battery chickens, so that they can have a calm and happy retirement with us at school.  Our three old girls (Edna, Pearl and Delilah) have moved on to pastures new so we had vacancies in the coop. Watch this space for more information and pictures, to see how they develop.

Hatching chicks

A few Springs ago we truly experienced life in all its fullness, with the arrival of some eggs and a chicken brooder in the EYFS classrooms. After incubating for 21 days four of the eggs started breaking open, and some beautiful little chicks emerged.

The chicks ate and grew, and finally turned into grown up chickens. In the summer holidays they went off to new homes but hopefully remember their happy school days!

Chicken Information

We saw up close the most exciting part of the chicken life cycle at school last Spring. The whole life cycle is shown here, and you can investigate more information about chickens by clicking the blue buttons.