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19 hens, 1 cockerel and 55 happy children!

Thursday 12th March | 11 comments

How lucky are we to have this at OUR school?

We all had such an amazing experience on the farm this afternoon and we got up close to our feathery farm friends. Mr Harris and Ms Howells shared lots of information with us today. We are now full of facts and are ready and excited to start our chicken topic and to welcome some feathery friends of our own! These are just some of the questions that were asked and answered today. What facts can Year One remember?

What do the chickens eat?

How do they lay their eggs?

Where do they sleep?

Does anything eat the chickens?

How do they walk? Can they fly?

What is the red bit on their head?

Where do they go to the toilet?

How do the baby chicks get out of the eggs?

Are they all the same type of chicken?

How big can chickens grow? How long do they live?

Why is the cockerel so loud?

Where do they play?

Are we going to get anymore chickens for our farm? Where do they come from?

Thank you to Mr Harris and Ms Howells for their time today and thank you to the chickens, who were very well behaved! We do have one question left unanswered though. What is the ‘wattle’ (the red flap of skin) hanging from a chicken’s beak used for? Dojo points will be awarded for any correct answer….

11 responses to “19 hens, 1 cockerel and 55 happy children!”

  1. Mr Harris says:

    Lovely photographs! The children seemed brave and confident with the chickens. I hope that they all enjoyed the visit and can remember what they learnt. Barney the cockerel seemed a bit upset when I picked up some of ‘his girls’ but he behaved himself. Did everyone hear him crow?

  2. Katie NW's Mum says:

    What great fun. You all look like experts in chicken care! Those eggs look tasty too!

  3. Hannah/Sammi/Daniel's mum says:

    Daniel said he fed the chickens by hand today! Looks like you all had a very interesting lesson on chickens. You are all great learners!

  4. Jenny Scott says:

    Looks like you had great fun Year 1. Harry was sorry to miss this.

    Harry found out that: Wattles are two oblong fleshy growths that hang below their chin.

    What are They For?
    Scientists suggest that blood is circulated between the comb and wattles to help keep the chicken cool in hot weather. This gives the comb it’s deep red color and allows the blood to be cooled by the air before traveling through the bird’s body.

  5. Harry Scott says:

    Great that sounds cool I wish I was there.

  6. Stevie says:

    Had a great time learning about chickens and going to visit the school chickens.

  7. Alison Thornton says:

    Joseph came out of school bursting with excitement about the visit. He really enjoyed feeding the chickens and looking at the eggs they had laid.
    Thank you

  8. Vicky Martin says:

    Lauren said she really enjoyed seeing the chickens

  9. pareen says:

    Ohhhhh…..i missed all this

  10. Sophie says:

    I liked going to see the chickens and feeding them, I love chickens!

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