Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Photos from Green Day at the Lycée Français

My friend Jane helped me out with Green Day at the Lycée Français. It was non-stop kids! The hens were kind of stressed, but Jo Schmoe did really well. I think we saw all grades in 2.5 hours.

The older kids got to hold the hen; the younger kids got to touch. They were surprised by how soft she was. We had a few poop accidents, which caused quite a stir, too!

One of the most memorable kids was the little guy who kept asking if we were going to eat the chickens. He said he wanted fried chicken. When he got a chance to hold one of the hens, however, he decided she was too cool to eat!

The little ones were a little more timid, and generally they would hang back until one of their classmates was brave enough to touch the hen. Then everyone wanted to touch – all at the same time!

Enjoy the photos!

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Mad City Chickens film showing 6/25/2010

CLUCK (Citizens of Lockport for Urban Chicken Keeping) will be sponsoring a screening of the Mad City Chicken documentary film this Friday, June 25th.

When you buy store bought eggs, you may be getting a lot more than you bargained for.  Here is an article about the way store bought eggs are cleaned and how those chemicals get into our eggs.  Yuck!…

The safest and healthiest place to get eggs is your own back yard!  Come this Friday, June 25th to find out more about the benefits of backyard chickens.

7:00 to 9:00 PM
Central Square Building—Lockport, IL
222 E. 9th Street—3rd floor (Board Room)