After much debate and research about 3 different topics in our class we decided to make our final presentation on ... (drum roll please.....)
We are now at the stage of gathering information about whether to
"Have chickens and egg production at KVC?"
We have decided that 8 chickens would be a good number to start with. This way we can see how comfortable they are with the surroundings and comment on stresses that may affect egg production and health. It also keeps costs of materials such as coops, food, and laying boxes down until we are ready to expand (or close up!!!)
Currently the students are researching many questions. Here are a few..
- Size of chicken wire and type of coop that is required to keep predators out?
- Should we get a rooster and farm chicks?
- What breed lays the most eggs?
- What is the friendliest breed?