Saturday, November 3, 2012

border patrol

Chickens patrolling the preschool perimeter.

Alert to any potential intruders.

Keeping chickens in a preschool setting has many obvious benefits.  One of the not so obvious benefits (apart from border patrol duty) is that they make you laugh.

Yes, chickens are hilarious and they get up to all sorts of chicken mischief throughout the day that delights the kids and keeps the teachers on their toes.

And in more chook news, check out the new chook palace kindly donated by one of our families:

Do you keep chickens?  What do you love about them?


  1. Wow! That is brilliant Jennifer! I want one! Send that parent down here ASAP! ;)

  2. No way Karen - we are keeping her!

  3. I'd love to be able to have chickens here but sadly city hall won't allow it - yet. For several years now there has been a group fighting to have that bylaw changed so I'm hopeful that someday we will have chickens :-)

  4. What a fantastic chook house! My toddlers love their chooks although i am having a hard time with the little escape artists getting into my vegie patch at the moment!

  5. Amazing pictures jennifer, we here in some schools even keep cows. Animals are the best way to make kids compassionate.

  6. Rusty Keeler reckons every school should keep chickens as part of its approach to tackling obesity. Why? "Well have you ever tried to catch a chicken?" is his reasoning!

    The palace is beautiful.

  7. Wise fellow that Rusty :) It's true Juliet - our girls are only very young and are still learning to return to their coup so it can take about 1/2 hour of serious chicken wrangling to catch them!