Petersham Outreach - Wilkins Green - Growing a Community

Chicks 'n Eggs

This year also saw the arrival of 12 eggs in an incubator at the school library.

Students were able to watch the eggs hatch and then farmed out to various parents to care for until they were old enough and while a chicken run and hen house were built by the school community.

The chickens live in a lovely home and are now laying eggs, providing fertilizer and gulping up much of our weed crop, not to mention all the school and pre-school’s organic waste (which in the 2004 waste audit was over a tonne per year).