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Chickens at Rathfern

We are thinking of getting chickens for the children at Rathfern.

Benefits for children:

  • Great way to learn the life cycle.
  • Chickens only have 7 taste buds which means they only eat what is good for them (so this is very useful for children to learn about foods for growth).
  • They have character and are great to observe.
  • They don’t mind being handled and can get used to being petted, more likely to move away rather than peck children.
  • If kept clean, disease and infection is very low (and nothing transferable).
  • Webcam potential, so children can watch from their classroom.
  • Children learn about responsibility and learning to handle animals.
  • Chickens are great recyclers.

Finally of course they produce fantastic eggs.

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