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It’s Elementary: Chickens Come Home to Roost at PS 11

In 2012, Chelsea’s PS 11 got some new school pets, but they weren’t the usual gerbils and turtles. Thanks to the help of Just Food, the school was able to build a chicken coop now occupied by nine hens. Over the past year, students have come to love the flock, including favorites Pecky, Roxy, and Kebab . “Sometimes when I feed them they come to me,” one fourth grader proudly announced. A third grader giggled, “When they eat out of your hand it actually tickles.”

Farm School NYC: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers


John KixMiller (center, in hat) and fellow Farm School NYC students learn season extension techniques.

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