Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mrs. Piazza's First Grade Class Visits Brook Park Chickens

This morning I was thrilled to meet with Mrs. Piazza's First Grade class for a visit to see our chickens! We met up at school and then walked over to the coop. The school is in Mott Haven, just a few blocks away! We talked about what chickens like to eat and we brought some bok choy and cabbage for our hens and the students took turns feeding them. We also showed off our lovely coop so the kids could see the nesting boxes and the roosts where the hens sleep!

The best surprise awaited us upon our arrival! Two of the hens laid their first eggs! They have been with us for 52 days and we thought we may not see any eggs until the spring but there they are! Thank you to our volunteers that head out to feed and care for our chickens, rain or shine!

Here's a few pics from the day!

If you would like to bring a school group to visit, just email me at and we can arrange a visit!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Brook Park Chickens! I love hearing about children meeting hens. Up here near Boston, I visit schools with a hen - or schools can do a Skype visit to my coop (yes, my hens have WiFi!). FYI, I have a teacher's page that has lots of ideas for bringing chickens (real or just talked about) into the classroom. It's magic every time a child meets a hen for the first time, isn't it?