Desert Marigold School has a large chicken coop that houses up to 50 chickens at once. Each year, the 4th grade class hatches eggs to add to the crew.

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Fun Facts About the Chickens

  • The coop houses almost all female hens, with only a single rooster

  • The chickens love treats, especially vegetable scraps and garden weeds

  • The 6th grade class feeds the chickens and collects their eggs each school morning

  • The chicken coop is slated to be moved into the orchard so they can roost in the trees

  • The chickens & ducks consume 5,250lbs of feed each year

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  • chicken apple
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  • chicken egg candle