Green Bow Farm Educational Partnership-Chicken Day

By Jenna Richter | March 29, 2016 | Farming, Project Work, Sustainablility

Our latest trip to Green Bow Farm was to study chickens.  Most of our families raise backyard chickens and have quite a bit of experience with it.  Emmetts family has recently decided to join into the farming fun with 6 hens and possibly some chicks.  Farmer Matt had the idea that we could all work together to build a chicken run out of an unused piglet pen.

 

Everyone worked together with tools to scrape debris off of the pen.
Everyone worked together with tools to scrape debris off of the pen.

 

Farmer Matt helped Emmett to use many types of hand and power tools and allowed him to do much of the labor on the project.

First they cut the hog wire and wired it to the back of the chicken run.
First they cut the hog wire and wired it to the back of the chicken run.

 

Emmett used a handsaw to cut the runners even with the run.
Emmett used a handsaw to cut the runners even with the wire.

 

In order to make a shade for the chickens to be protected from sun and weather, we needed some tarp. Harlow measured and took notes on the length and width.
In order to make a shade for the chickens to be protected from sun and weather, we needed some tarp. Harlow measured and took notes on the length and width.

 

Meanwhile Matt and Emmett used the jig saw to cut a wooden door.
Meanwhile Farmer Matt and Emmett used the jig saw to cut a wooden door.

 

Louie cut the tarp to length.
Louie cut the tarp to length.

 

Farmer Christina bravely took on a grometting lesson with Luca.
Farmer Christina bravely took on a grometting lesson with Luca.

 

When we were through, the younger Discovery Lab students climbed inside to make sure it would be comfy.
When we were through, the younger Discovery Lab students climbed inside to make sure it would be comfy.

 

Math, teamwork, mastering tools, and resourcefulness all came together for a successful chicken run build!