Week 10, Term 2, 2014
Can you see that the eggs at the top right look a little smaller and lighter in colour?
They are from our new chickens, they have started to lay eggs!
We are very happy with their timing because we are about to go on holidays for 4 weeks and we would have missed out seeing it if they started next week.
Today there were 4 eggs from the new chickens. We think tomorrow there will be even more.
Week 9, Term 2
Chickens love having dust baths because it helps them to stay clean and keep bugs off of their skin.
They sit in the dust and wriggle around and flick the dust up onto their bodies.
If chickens live in cages they cant do this, but ours are happy and free and do whatever they want!
IS IT A SHE OR A HE???
Week 6, Term 2
We have a question for everyone….do you think Anna is really a boy? She is a different colour to all the other chickens and is bigger than her sisters…We will have to wait and see, but we don’t think Elvis would like having another rooster in there!
Week 5, Term 2
Our chickens are still growing and are very happy, but the young ones aren’t laying eggs just yet.
Elvis has been a little bit cheeky, but only to Wendy! He thinks she is another rooster because she goes in there everyday to check on the chickens. Strange thing is….so does Adam Bester, but he isn’t cheeky to Adam!
Last week, the gate got stuck open and some chickens snuck out! Luckily, Jermaine the ‘super chicken catcher’ was there and he got them all back in! When the girls we running along the fence, we saw Elvis following and protecting his girls! This made us happy because we think he must do this to keep dogs away as well.
We cant wait until our chickens are all laying eggs.
This evening Adam was reading ‘Black Caviar’ to the girls (and Elvis) when he put them to bed.
They loved it so much that Adam kept reading in the dark, to let them find out how the story ended!
Week 7, Term 1
Elvis has returned to school after a short holiday at Peter and Judy’s.
This is a picture of Peter (our Principal), on the right, holding Elvis. He was not scared of Elvis because he has always had chickens of his own.
But Clare, on the left, is still a bit scared of Elvis, especially now that he is very big! She came over from her house to pat Elvis and conquer her fears so we are proud of Clare!
Now Elvis is back at school with lots of new girls to look after and keep safe.
Week 6, Term 1
Adam Bester has made a new gate for the chickens.
Now they can go in and out of the cage whenever they like and and can hide from danger, like birds or thieves.
Week 5, TERM 1
Adam Bester is doing a great job of looking after our chickens after school.
At night-time he puts them to bed. He has been teaching them to sleep on the perch.
They are about 8 weeks old now.
WILLIAMS 5 KIDS LOVE CHICKENS
WEEK 5, TERM 1
THE NEW CHICKENS COME TO SCHOOL!
They were a bit scared of the big girls but will be friends soon.
Judy was really brave and she caught Elvis the rooster.
She gently carried him home to live at her chook house for a while, so the babies can settle in.
Clare showed the babies some love to make them feel welcome!
WEEK 3, TERM 1, 2014
We like to go to the Garden and get eggs from the chickens.
They like to go under the trees to hide from the rain.
We have two big hens at school but some new babies are coming soon.
The babies are growing up quickly.
Today they moved to the big cage and they were so excited they ran around so fast that they look blurry in the photo!
WEEK 2, TERM 1, 2014
In the middle of the night it was raining so much that the baby chickens got wet and were very cold!
Wendy put them in the bath and dried them with the hair-dryer and they were all ok.
WEEK 1, TERM 1, 2014 (February)
In the holidays some new chickens came on the plane with the teachers.
They are so cute and fluffy and light brown and white.
They are about 3 weeks old.
They will live at Wendy’s house until they are bigger.
WEEK 9, TERM 4
At the beginning of the term, our chickens were still growing. We had 10.
Then…we had some bad news – a dog got into the yard and killed 6. All of the kids were feeling sad.
Then…one of the chickens grew up and was a rooster! We named him Elvis because he is the King!
Now…the three hens are laying eggs.
In the holidays, Wendy will bring some of her chickens to stay at school so that they are not lonely.
EVERYONE LOVES OUR CHICKENS!
Western 6 kids came to visit the Garden and they all loved holding our chickens.
Dominique had a new haircut and he even looked a bit like our chickens!
FREE TO RANGE
Week 10 (24/9/13)
The girls are out and about and loving all of the yummy plants we have been growing for them.
We have to keep an eye on the dogs, but Wendy’s dog has been keeping watch and making sure the chickens are safe.
4 NEW CHICKENS HAVE JOINED THE FLOCK!
Week 7 (3/9/13)
Today we picked up the new chickens and brought them to the school.
They are a bit smaller than the others, but we hope they will grow bigger in their new home.
We are calling the little brown one Clare.
Now we have 10 chickens at school. The first chickens are big and happy.
Week 6 (28/8/13)
Ellemor 1 kids were tying the little wire onto the cage so the chickens don’t get out. We also hope that no snakes can get in and bite them.
When they are bigger we will let them run around outside in the banana trees.
THE CHICKENS HAVE COME TO SCHOOL
By Tina and Sophia.