by Rachel S. aka “Frog”
On the Sundays of these previous weeks, ten girls (with the assistance of three awesome staff members) went to the Hacienda to learn about chickens. On the first day, these “chicken chicks” got to meet two chickens, their own “Egg power”, and the grounds where their coop would be built. They also picked the design of their coop and learn about the different types of chickens.
On the second day, the girls reported their homework. One group did native plants, another did what plants to plant, and the other did which are the best types of chickens. When the homework was finished, the girls went to go check out the semi-finished coop. Then they raked out some rocks and got down and dirty with composting.
The third day was the most fun in my opinion, the most painting and goofing off. The garden got its first bloom and the coop’s painting and layout was finished. Then on the fourth and final day we got our chickens. There was a range of about five different types of chickens. All of them as cute as can be. Then the girls had their final peace-out-Girl Scout game and said good-bye. That is the story of the Chicken Chicks.