|20 Apr 2023|
Our sixth graders have been working with Casey Farm for Project CHICK—chickens hatching in classrooms. Students have been learning about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed. A farm educator visited sixth-grade science classes with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs and gave a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs.
Students observed the eggs for a little less than a month until they hatched late this March. The class now has 12 chicks they will be taking care of until they are returned to Casey Farm later this April. The students are really enjoying learning about chicks and getting to see their life cycles firsthand! After returning the chicks, students will visit them at the farm to learn about free-range chickens on one of the oldest farms in Rhode Island.
Casey Farm is popular with schools across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, with many classes visiting to learn about poultry farm management, from egg collection and incubation to the preservation of historical breeds. The CP community is thankful for this hands-on learning experience and is excited to continue working with historic Casey Farm!
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