Written by Alpenglow Grade 5/6 student Sola
After creating the two buildings, the grade 5/6 class built a chicken run, which is approximately 60 square feet. This run is approximately 6 feet tall and is surrounded by chicken wire! In order to finish the coop we also had to paint and build nesting boxes where our chicken will lay non fertilized eggs. On November 14th, Mr. Calum our "chicken expert" came to give us fertilized eggs that our now sitting in the grade 5/6 class, hopefully these eggs will hatch on Dec 5th. The grade 5/6 class also dropped two tonnes of gravel into the run so it does not get so muddy. We dropped this gravel into the chicken run from the top of the atrium using a ramp from Rockwood Landscaping filling up buckets with gravel and sliding it down the ramp! We are so excited as a class for chicks to hatch!