Patterdale School started a Chicken project as a way to get children who were reluctant to come back to school after lockdown back in. The egg hatching project gave them an incentive to return. They set up ‘chick cam’ so the children could watch them hatch and grow out of school hours.
Each day as they grew bigger the chickens would have a time when they were allowed to wander around the classrooms being held by the children and as they got bigger flutter up onto their desks.
The children have become so attached to them that the school now needs to build a permanent, predator proof coop.
We were able to supply all the materials with surplus donated from construction sites.