Today we had a visit from Martin Stockdale who is the dad of Julia in Grade 1C. Martin owns a chicken farm and brought along some 3 days old chicks for the students to hold and cuddle. We learnt that there are 2 types of chickens. Those that are bred for eggs and some for meat. Martin raises his chicks for meat. He also described the process of preparing for the delivery of 3 hour old chicks and growing them for the next 6 weeks before they are sold for supermarkets and KFC.
Observing, holding and cuddling the chicks today is preparing us for us our own chicks when they hatch this week.