On Monday we went out at 10:30 to let the hens out, check if the hens had enough food and water, check if there were any eggs and clean the poop. There was a good surprise waiting for us as the broody hen was not broody anymore. First of all we put on our boots, coats and gloves then went out to the hen house. We then let the hens out, cleaned the poop and checked if there was any eggs. There were 13 in total. We then got off our gear and headed back to the classroom. We then let the hens in at 14:45 by making chicken noises and getting food from the hen feeder and throwing it in the hen house.
At 09:45 we let the hens out. At 10:45 we did all our jobs and checked if there were any eggs. This time there was only 5 eggs. At 14:45 we locked the hen house up and delivered some eggs to other pupils in the school. Sadly two of the eggs were cracked when we got them from the hen house.
At 09:45 we did our normal routine of letting the hens out and seeing if they were all okay. Then at 10:45 we did our normal jobs like putting the poop in the composter and checking if there were any eggs. This time there was 5 eggs. At 14:45 we delivered the eggs and locked up the hens.
The hens where in a particular good mood when we let them out today at 09:45. At 10:45 we did our jobs and got 4 eggs. At 14:45 we delivered more eggs and locked up the hens. Surprisingly, they went in by them by themselves into the hen house today. We tried picking them up today but when we did they flapped their wings into our faces and let’s just say it wasn’t very nice.
Today was the last day of taking care of the hens and I felt very sad. At 09:45 we let the hens out for the last time. At 11: 45 we did our normal jobs and collected our very last eggs. At 14:45 we said goodbye to the hens and then locked them up for the weekend.
The experience was very good and it made me ask my parents if we could by some hens. Throughout the whole week we got 31 eggs and filled 5 boxes.
By Ethan Harding Communications Department Gugalaí Gug Egg Company