Hi guys, well I got back the the school garden conference a few weeks ago and have been so busy planting seeds and running the garden club that I haven’t had time to finish answering all your questions. Well, today I caught some spare time and thought I’d answer your questions about chickens.
Hi Dan, I really like the worms and the chickens. Your garden is looking great. Where did you get the chickens? Love Maddy
– There are 10 chickens at the school at the moment. 6 of the chickens were given to the garden by the 2/3 and 3/4 classes taught by Miss Runyard who raised the chickens from baby chicks for their science class. Then 4 older chickens were donated to the garden by a friend of mine who was moving to Sydney and couldn’t look after them anymore. When all the chickens get bigger then some of the older chickens might move to a bigger coop in my back yard so that they have enough space.
Hi Dan the Garden Man, Hope you like my letter. How many years can a chicken be alive for? It must be great! Love Charlotte
– I love your letter. A chicken can be alive for up to 12 years. However, on average they are alive for about 7 years because they are more likely to get sick as they get older. Also, you need to watch for foxes and other predators that would like to eat the chickens. This can decrease how long they will live for.
Dear Dan, you are very good for the garden. Why do chickens like veggie scraps? Love from Henry.
– Chickens like veggie scraps because they are so tasty!! Chickens like any food and would happily eat your lunch if you let them. However, if we feed them the scraps they will eat them too and turn them into compost. They also like some food scraps because the food is rotting and has fruit flys in it which chickens love.