DPS students learn urban farming by raising chickens

Students at the Montessori School of Denver are learning the skills needed to become urban farmers by raising chickens.

DENVER - Students at the Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School are learning the skills needed to become urban farmers by raising chickens.

The project started last year with students designing and building the coops for the chicks using physics to ensure the chicks stay at the right temperature.

Now that the chicks are full grown, the participating students called "chicken managers," get to tend to the chicken coop.

Everyday they clean out the coop, feed the hens and gather the eggs.

According to Creighton Hofeditz, the occupations teacher, "We can learn about biology, we can learn about chemistry of their water and things that are going around in terms of soil around the chickens."

Eventually teachers will help the students sell the eggs to teach them about finances, how to manage a budget and how to run a business. But for now, they will donate the eggs.

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