Creation Study all about Chickens

In honor of our new chicks we did an official “Chicken” Creation Study!! Can you believe this is the 3rd summer we have had chicks/chickens and this is the first time we’ve done an official study on them =) We had 8 chicks (1st one hatched Sunday) but tragedy struck tonight and one died =( , so we are down to 7 new chicks BUT we have another broody hen sitting on eggs and those eggs should hatch in about 1.5 to 2 weeks from now.  This is the 2nd summer that we have had chicks from our own chickens. It is a wonderful and exciting experience. It is awesome to have it all happen the way God created it to happen  instead of using an incubator. It is fun to watch a hen go broody, diligently sit on eggs, keep those babies warm, teach them to scratch, eat, drink and then she begins to separate herself  and lets the chicks get begin roosting on their own, taking care of themselves, etc and the day kicks in where she loses all motherly instincts and she is ready to go back to roosting with all the other chickens, roaming the land for tasty treats for herself and to laying more eggs. Having chickens has really been a fun, tasty and educational experience!!

So our creation study started on the front porch swing reading the short section on chickens from the Handbook of Nature Study Book (love this book!!), we then talked about our experiences with the chickens over the last couple of years, we also talked about the new chicks, later we went up to “Observe” the chicks and mama hen up close and we sketched in our creation Journals. After our study the boys just had to be pushed on the swing we have in our pasture =) This study was a lot of fun but really when you have chickens of your own, your study of them never ends!!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. The chicks are sooooo cute!! Love the journal entries. What fun!

  2. How cute those little chicks are! Little balls of feathers and I love the way your son drew the feathers in his nature journal…way too precious. I wish I lived next door so I could come over and observe your chicks and not be responsible for them. 🙂

    My grandma always had chickens but I don’t remember any chicks ever.

    What a great way to learn about birds by observing up close your chickens. Great study and your photos are wonderful as usual.

    Thanks for sharing your link.

    1. Angie says:

      I ALWAYS wish I lived next door to you, so we could join you on your walks. Your pictures are always full of the Beauty of God’s creation. I am in AWE of what your physical eye has the opportunity to behold up close!!!

  3. Donna Bannister says:

    Angie,

    I guess because Zach is approaching the end of his Senior year of high school, I’ve been a little more reflective lately…thinking back on our own home schooling years and how quickly the time has flown…as I read your comment below, I thought of my own little chickies who are ready to leave the nest…whether chickies or children, your observation is true…

    “It is a wonderful and exciting experience. It is awesome to have it all happen the way God created it to happen…It is fun to watch a hen go broody, diligently sit on eggs, keep those babies warm, teach them to scratch, eat, drink and then she begins to separate herself and lets the chicks begin roosting on their own, taking care of themselves, etc…”

    For all of you reading this post…ENJOY this time with your children! They ARE awesome, fun, wonderful, delightful, tiring, and sometimes difficult years….but ohhh how the time passes…one day too quickly your own little chickies will be flying the coop — just the way God planned it!

  4. Melissa says:

    Love the pics and their journal entries!
    My grandparents have chickens next door :o) We get the benefits without the poop LOL!
    However, when/if we move, you’ll have to help me get started with my own!

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