About Hoover's Hatchery

Why Your Kids Need Chickens

I’m a huge advocate for having children involved in raising livestock One of the easier species of livestock to keep is chickens Chickens are a great farm animal to get kids involved with Chickens require just enough care that children can learn responsibility and don’t require that much help from adults
One of the reasons that more children should own farm animals is all about learning Raising an animal of any kind teaches a child responsibility Children learn to take care of something and anticipate something’s needs other than their own There is a ton of research

Learning From Chickens

All across America millions of families have begun raising a small chicken flock in the yard Most have no experience, so many nature centers, farm stores, and garden centers are holding workshops on how to efficiently and humanely care for a few laying hens Classes are filled with young parents who say they want to raise chickens so their children learn where food really comes from and develop responsibility by caring for animals Their motivation isn’t just delicious food It’s an educational family project
Caring for chickens can give kids the satisfaction of helping provide family food