The children of North Altona’s Early Childhood Centre now have a brand new chicken coop, complete with chickens raised in an incubator housed inside their playroom.

The class enthusiastically follow the daily progress of the eggs life cycle, to baby chick, to fledgling life in the new coop. Centre director, Rachelle Cook says:

“The HBCF Grant will go hand in hand with the Centre’s current food recycling project. It will enable the children to take responsibility for the chickens and then extend their interest in other ways towards sustainability and the environment.”

The coop occupies pride of place in the garden which also benefits the children of the Yooralla West early intervention program and the childcare centre located next door.