Friday, 9 November 2012

How to look after chickens

This weekend I have the school chickens to look after.
I am going to tell you how to look after them.
We have to fed them 3 times a day. And give them water 3 times a day.
You need to keep the light on them to keep them warm.
You need to change the newspaper in the box so they stay clean.
Now I will tell you how to hold them.
You have to cover your hand and make a little hole so they can move around.
You need to be slow and quiet when you hold them.
Here are some photos of the chickens at my house.

21 comments:

  1. looks like you are taking very good care of them....... well done

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  2. Wow, you know exactly how to look after the chickens. What a great job you are doing!

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    1. Hi Kylie
      Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a message

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  3. Hi Chloe, I lovedf reading about your chickens and how much of a good job you're doing at looking after them :-) Lots of love, Aunty Angie xx

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    1. Hi Aunty Angie
      Thank you for leaving a reply.
      I love you xoxo

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  4. How lucky you are to be allowed to take the chickens home Chloe. They look a bit small to lay an egg for your breakfast. What other animals do you have at school? Na Matua Dudley

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    1. We have rabbits and Jazz. Jazz is a Rainbow Lorikeet. We can't take her home. We have pukekos and ducks that live at school too. They are like Jazzy. We can't take them home.

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  5. What a great job you are doing Chloe. My mum has chickens at her house and she gets me to look after them when she goes on holiday so I know how hard it is.

    Leanne

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    1. Hi Leanne

      Thanks for reading my blog.
      I want to come and visit your baby but mummy had the chicken pox

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  6. I love the first photo on this post. I wonder what that chicken is thinking? What do you think Chloe?

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    1. Hi Jacqui.
      I think the chicken is saying "Where am I?"
      What do you think he is saying Jacqui?

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    2. He looks like he is saying 'What's going on here?'

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  7. Wow... it looks like you are doing a great job with the chicks! Were the chicks hatched at school? We are thinking about hatching chickens and building a chook house at our school next year. Keep up the good work :)

    Mr Lamshed
    Adelaide, Australia

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    1. Our chicks weren't hatched at school.
      It will be good for you to do chickens at your school. Make sure you let the kids take them home for the weekend.

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  8. Hi Chloe,
    You are doing an awesome job!
    What do you do with the chicks when you are changing the newspaper?
    What food do you give them?
    Mrs Chambers
    Rm 19, Pinehill School
    Browns Bay
    Auckland

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  9. Thanks Mrs Chambers
    We put the chicks in another box when we change the newspaper. But yesterday one went flap, flap and flew out and I had to put it back again. That was funny.
    We give them chicken porridge to eat.

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  10. Hi Chloe... So that explains the funny noises I heard when I drove past your home yesterday... just joking honey. You are turning in to the chicken whisperer Miss Chloe. Ezara's aunty and uncle have chickens at their farm and Ezara likes to go and feed them some of the food scraps when we go out there for a visit. What foods do you think the chickens will eat when they get bigger?
    xx Keep up the great work Chloe xx
    Na Keri :)

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    1. Haha Keri
      I think they will eat chicken porridge but I don't really know.
      What does Ezara feed them?

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  11. Oh wow Chloe you are very clever ,just wait till they start laying eggs !!!

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  12. What fun you had looking after the little chicks, I know you learnt alot about how to look after something so small and cute.

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