Chicken hatching in schools in Southern England

Chicken hatching in schools in Southern England provides the opportunity for real life learning as well as creating awe and wonder. The eggs and chicks are a fantastic resource, available to all year groups, inspiring learning in many different curriculum areas. This experience especially promotes many areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, encouraging investigation, interest and…

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Valuable teaching tool

“The Living Eggs Project was a valuable teaching tool that slots into the Curriculum for Excellence. The ability to touch, monitor, as well as care for the chicks allowed the pupils to engage with a multitude of tasks across the curriculum with an added sense of responsibility and  challenge. Literacy tasks, Numeracy Tasks, Art tasks and many…

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Duck Eggs

Living Eggs do NOT supply duck eggs for hatching. Sorry! We know they look cute, but there are very good reasons for not supplying them. We cannot source fertile duck eggs from Government accredited hatcheries – therefore we would be unable to guarantee pathogen-free eggs We would be unable to guarantee disease-free ducklings Ducks require…

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Living Eggs Experiences in Care Homes

We have received wonderful feedback from Care Homes sharing their Living Eggs Experiences. We’re told that many Residents who previously had little interaction with others or rarely left their rooms by choice, became fascinated by the chicks and spent much of their time wherever the chicks were.  Carers have noticed that withdrawn residents have come out of…

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An amazing experience!

‘It’s been an amazing experience. I’m so glad to have been part of it. A fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about caring and nurturing living beings.’ Hanslope Park Nursery ‘Parents appreciated the opportunity to give their children a new experience.’ Windmill Children’s Centre The support material was age appropriate and the children and…

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A magical experience!

‘As always, a magical experience for the children.’ Bushbury Nursery School ‘Three and four year olds (and staff) were in awe of the whole process’.  Dorridge Primary ‘Excellent hands-on experience enjoyed by all the children.’  Blakesley Hall Primary ‘All children loved the Programme – parents really enjoyed it too.’  Harvills Hawthorn Primary School ‘Children and…

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Feedback

“The children loved it and learnt an enormous amount.” “Every year the children are amazed.  Fits very well with Science.”  “Wonderful.  Our topic was called “Are eggs alive?  So it couldn’t have been better!” “All the parents have been amazed at how much their children have got out of this experience.” “Teaching them about life…

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From Chicks to Chickens

Welcome to our blog. We thought it would be an idea to continue the story of your chicks as they develop in to fine looking pullets (young female chicken) and cockerels (young male chicken). As those of you who have kept some of the chicks from your Living Eggs experience will know, observing the chicks…

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