Project Life Cycle: The Chicken
Our School Hatching Projects are super fun and educational!
Project Life Cycle: The Chicken is a true hands on approach that teaches a chickens life cycle and the raising of chickens in an urban environment.
We have a 21 day easy to follow curriculum for the participating class or group.
It has all of the essential elements students need to understand life cycles, egg nutrition, and chicken adaptation. Our live demos offer insight into farm to table living and urban farming.
The Garden Hen provides all the materials needed.
We provide the curriculum, incubator, brooder, heat lamps, eggs, feed, and feeding trays for each class or group selected for the project.
Before the chicks hatch, we offer a variety of live demos (see below) that help explain unique aspects of our chicken business, how we raise our hens, and farm to table living.
Now for Hatch Day!!!
Everyone is excited... Schools fear not, you are not going to be forced into chicken farming. The Garden Hen finds homes for ALL the chicks or brings them out to our farm.
Let The Garden Hen set up a class/classes at your school
& spread the "chicken love"...!
Please call for scheduling/sponsoring
The Garden Hen will bring a local chef (if available) to your campus and we have a "egg scramble". We use our very own pasture raised eggs, and discuss what makes an egg pasture raised.
Chef will bring a fresh green to pair with the fresh farm eggs.
We talk nutrition, safe cooking practices, farm eggs, and much more!
The students are included in the process of preparing, the tasting, and it gives them a way to incorporate fresh greens into their diet.
Chicken Coop Demo
Let The Garden Hen bring a real chicken coop to your classroom. (Pictured) Pinecone our frizzle silkie sitting patiently waiting for her next class.
We demonstrate a live"Chicken Environment" with a real chicken coop, live chickens,
And a fantastic Q & A session...
We explain to the students about a chickens' living environment, the difference between a rooster & hen, what they eat, the different breeds, and all the benefits that come from raising chickens.
This is FUN for all ages.
Sweet joys of a successful hatch!
A young student enjoying some one on one time with this chick.