Adam, Fiona and I have been taking care of the hens.
In the morning we let the hens out into the garden. At five to eleven we clean out the poo collect the eggs and we put the poo into the compost. Then at a quarter to three just before home time we put the hens back into the hen house until morning.
From all the hens the usual amount of eggs we have been getting per day is three. The hens have been starting to lose their feathers as it is coming into winter.
It takes the hens twenty-six hours to make the whole egg, twenty hours to make the shell and six hours to make the inside.
On Tuesday, Mr. O’Donnell brought us to the outdoor classroom and we learned how to boil, fry and scramble an egg with eggs from our school hens. Eggs have lots of protein in them and you can eat them for any meal. We all tasted boiled eggs at the end.
By Amy Patterson Communications Department