Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 3

Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 3

Whoa. Chicks grow fast. I knew that, but experiencing it is a totally different adventure!

Catching up on our chick adventures? You can see week 1 here and week 2 here!

If I had nothing else to do, I would do this much of my day. I love hanging out with my girls. This is Freckles, by far the most chill and people-friendly chicken we have!

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She calls herself the Chicken Whisperer and we all agree. She has such a gentle and confident way with them.

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This is one of my girls, Gertie. She has the most color on her of all of the Black Sex Links.

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The feather growth on the younger set is gorgeous! On the left is a Barred Rock and on the right is a Rhode Island Red.

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Current brooder situation…


They now have a top! These girls are quite flighty!

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Added in a dust-bath-bowl. They love sitting in it!

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Also added a larger and higher roosting stick and they LOVE it!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons ~ Week 2

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The chickens are so much fun. I continue to be totally smitten. Last week I shared all about our first week with these little fluffy ladies, you can see that post here!

Early in the week we hit a chick-milestone! Our baby girls started perching!!!

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It finally warmed up so we could take the girls back outside to explore and man were they adorable! She talked to them, strolled them around, and fully enjoyed seeing them peck and play in the yard.

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We set up the kid corral and let the chicks play outside for a very long time on a warm day. She sat out there with them and read her book. Highlight of her day, for sure!

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Aren’t they just the cutest???

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Thankful for sunshine and warmth!

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The girls in the family aren’t the only ones who love the chicks!

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By the end of the week, the growth blew us away! These babies grow fast! I feel like each day they are changing. I love seeing their feathers come in, it’s all just fascinating to us!

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Check out her big-girl feathers coming in!

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Current brooder situation…

We had to add side gates to keep them from getting out!!

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Coop progress…

We decided on red, and got to work painting this past week!

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Chickens 4 the Hinsons Week 1

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

I am sad that this is one of our last Kindergarten Literature Units,  unless I decide to do more this summer.  I had a few more I wanted to create and do with her, so we will see! 

This one, Five Little Chicks, was inspired by her recent obsession with chickens.

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I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. For this unit, we gathered our stuffed chickens, our farm magnets, and displayed our chicken books.

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A very simple sensory tub, with popcorn kernels and little chickens.  The little gold pipe cleaner pieces are worms. She LOVED this tub, and it is still out even though our unit is done.

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We stocked up on chicken books at the library!

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Day One

We began by labeling the chicken

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Painting the chick and the chicken was a favorite, as always!

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Day Two

While I read one of our longer non-fiction books about chickens, she put her chicken together.

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Day Three

Sorting rhyming words…

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Coloring the hundreds chart chick…

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Day Four

Tracing the missing numbers…

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Unscramble the sentence…

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Day Five

Gluing words with the correct picture…

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Greater and less than…

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Sorting coins…

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Day Six

Sequencing the story…

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Comprehension questions…

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All of our work from this unit! Such a FUN unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

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