After much waiting, the chickens are here! For those of you with pupils in Year 1, you will remember that in the year, they hatched five chicks as part of their Chick to Egg topic. The children asked if we could keep the chickens, and after consulting with our resident chicken experts, Mr and Mrs Morgan, we felt that we could manage this. Mr and Mrs Morgan have been surrogate parents for the last four months, as the chicks needed time to grow so they could live outside. Tuesday 12th July 2016 saw their arrival at St Jude's!
The children have been fascinated with them, and both Reception and Year 1 have met them up close, as you can see from the photos below. In September, the chickens will have a permanent pen next to the outdoor classroom. They are currently residing in their holiday pen, as they will be living with various members of staff over the summer break.
When we return in the autumn, each class will be given chicken duty and take daily responsibility for caring for them and collecting the eggs. If you wish to buy any eggs (£1 for half a dozen organic, free range eggs!) then let the office know, as once settled we should have 5 a day.
I would like to say a very big thank you to Mr and Mrs Morgan for looking after them so well over the last few months and the PFA for financially supporting this project.