Our wish for our project is to research raising chickens, build a chicken coop in our campus barnyard, and raise hens to lay fresh eggs. The students will start a small business selling the eggs. The fresh eggs that our hens lay will be sold to our Riverfield families and teachers. The money we make will go back to the barnyard to help our animals. We have a llama, alpacas, goats, a donkey, miniature horses, a goose, a mule, chickens, and a new baby horse in our barnyard.
In the middle of 2014-2015 school year, Riverfield Roots & Shoots students researched and planned how to build a small chicken coop. They planned how to sell the eggs, what supplies and food the chickens would need, along with keeping them safe from birds of prey. The students presented their plan to the administration and faculty. The project was approved and the chicken coop was built. The students then measured a plot of barnyard land for the area for the chickens to roam, dug all the post holes, and fenced it in for the chicken coop and hens.